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ANNUAL 
TOWN REPORT 




CHELMSFORD 

1982 



IN MEMORIAM 



1982 



LOUISE M. BISHOP 

Council on Aging 
1971 - 1982 



ARTHUR J. COLMER 

Cemetery Commissioner 
1951 - 1982 



JOHN GERVAIS 

Industrial Development Financing Authority 

1979 - 1982 



FLORENCE M. KELLEY 

Board of Appeals 
1977 - 1982 



JULIAN H. ZABIEREK 

Board of Assessors 
1977 - 1981 



ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 



Town of Chelmsford 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 



1982 



GENERAL INFORMATION 



Incorporated 

Type of Government 
Location 



County 

Land Area: 

Population, 1982: 

Assessed Valuation 1982 

Tax Rate: 

United States Senators in Congress: 

5th Congressional District 

State Senator 

Representative in General Court: 

16th Middlesex District 

Accounting Department 

Assessors Office 

Board of Health 

Highway Department 

Office 

Garage 

Public Libraries 

Adams Library 

Children's House 

McKay Library 

School Superintendent 

Selectmen's Office 

Town Clerk 

Tax Collector & Treasurer 

Veterans Agent 



May, 1655 

Town Meeting 

Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by Lowell and 

Tyngsboro on the North, Billerica on the East, 

Carlisle on the South, and Westford on the West. It 

is 24 miles from Boston, 40 miles from Worcester, 

and 225 miles from New York City. 

Middlesex 

22.54 Square Miles 

31.145 

S291,837,245 (Real Estate) 

S 12,551,505 (Personal Property) 

S52.60 

James M. Shannon, Lawrence 
Carol C. Amick, Bedford 

Bruce N. Freeman. Chelmsford 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Monday Evenings 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. 

(Except June, July & August) 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Closed Monday 

Tuesday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. 

Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. 

Monday. Wed. and Friday . 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. 

Saturday 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Monday. Tuesday and Thursday .... 1 p.m. -8 p.m. 
Closed Wednesday and Friday 

Saturday 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Monday Evenings 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. 

(Except June. July & August) 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Monday Evenings 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. 

(Except June. July & August) 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

MEETINGS 



Annual Election 
Annual Town Meeting 
Selectmen 
School Committee 
Planning Board 
Appeals Board 
Conservation Commission 
Board of Health 
Housing Authority 



First Saturday in April 

Last Monday in April 

Every other Monday 7:30 p.m. 

Every other Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 

7:30 p.m. -2nd & 4th Wed. every month 

7:30 p.m. -4th Thursday every month 

8:00 p.m. -1st & 3rd Tues. every month 

7:30 p.m. -2nd & 4th Mon. every month 

7:30 p.m. -1st Tuesday every month 



12 Precincts 
McCarthy Jr 
Town Offices 
High School 
Town Hall 
Town Hall 
Town Hall 
Town Hall 
1 Smith Street 



High 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICIALS 

Moderator 

Dennis E. McHugh 
(Term Expires 1984) 

Town Clerk 

Mary E. St.Hilaire 
(Term Expires 1984) 



Board of Selectmen 



School Committee 



PaulC. Hart 
Dennis J. Ready 
Claude A. Harvey 
Bonita A. Towle 
Bradford O . Emerson 



Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1985 
Term Expires 1985 



Treasurer & Tax Collector 
James R. Doukszewicz Term Expires 1984 

Board of Assessors 

Ruth K. Delaney Term Expires 1983 

Victor E. Stewart Resigned 

James H. McBride (Unexpired Term) Term Expires 1983 
Janet Lombard Term Expires 1984 

Cemetery Commissioners 

Arthur J. Colmer Deceased 

Gerald L. Hardy Term Expires 1983 

Charlotte DeWolf (Unexpired Term) Term Expires 1983 
Everett V. Olsen Term Expires 1985 

Chelmsford Housing Authority 



Robert L. Hughes 
Pamela Turnbull 
Ruth K. Delaney 
William P. Keohane 
Claude A. Harvey 



Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1985 
Term Expires 1986 
Term Expires 1987 



Board of Health 



PaulJ. Canniff 
Peter Dulchinos 
Paul F. McCarthy 



Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1985 



Park Commissioners 

Eileen Duffy Term Expires 1983 

Arthur L. Bennett Term Expires 1984 

Robert L. Wetmore Term Expires 1985 



Planning Board 



Ann McCarthy 
Carolyn J. Fenn 
Thomas Firth 
Eugene E. Gilet 
Rosalind M. Boyle 
Henrick R. Johnson, Jr. 
Charles A. Parlee 



Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1985 
Term Expires 1985 
Term Expires 1985 



Myra Silver 
Edward H. Hilliard 
Kenneth C. Taylor 
Carol C. Cleven 
Samuel Poulten 
Nicholas G. Gavriel 



Term Expired 1982 
Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1985 



Sewer Commissioners 



John P. Emerson, Jr. 
Dennis J. Ready 
Burton A. Segall 



Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1985 



Trustees of Public Libraries 



Janet B. Hendl 
Brenda M. McDermott 
Elizabeth A. McCarthy 
Howard K. Moore 
Roger P. Welch 
James W. Cooper 



William E. Spence 



Donald P. Gray 



Constable 



Tree Warden 



Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1985 
Term Expires 1985 



Term Expires 1983 



Term Expires 1984 



Varney Playground Commissioners 

(Elected at Town Meeting) 

Bernard Battle Term Expires 1983 

Harry J. Ayotte Term Expires 1984 

Robert C. McManimon Term Expires 1985 

Finance Committee 
(Appointed by Moderator) 



George Ripsom 
Mary B. Pease 
William Edge 
George Nelson 
Roger Blomgren 
James Decker 
Marion E. Marshall 



Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1983 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1984 
Term Expires 1985 
Term Expires 1985 




BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

(Rear): Claude A. Harvey, Vice Chairman, Bonita A. Towle, Dennis J. Ready, Chairman. (Front): Paul 
C. Hart, Bradford O. Emerson, Clerk 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



On April 5. 1982. following the I own Election the 
Board met and elected Dennis J. Ready as Chairman. 
Claude A. Harvey as Vice Chairman and Bradford O. 
Emerson as Clerk. The remaining members of the Board 
include Bonita A. Towle and Paul C. Hart. 

Calendar 1982 was an extremely busy year for the 
Board and an extremely cold and snowy winter. 
Highlights of the year are summarized below: 

JANUARY: Planning began for the ic use of the 
North School gym and planning for the renovation of the 
Center Town Hall was underway. Paul Murray is 
honored by the Selectmen for saving a woman from a 
burning car. 

FEBRUARY: The controversy at the Mobile Home 
Park continues and revaluation of the Towns' Real Estate 
begins. 

MARCH: The Town Clock in the First Parish Church 
Steeple is re-dedicated after being renovated with private 
funds. Also, the preliminary discussions on the Central 
and Vinal Square Urban Systems project begins. 



APRIL: On April 6th. the Town had an unexpected 
blizzard which cost over S20.000 to clear. Also, a non- 
binding referendum on the use of the Town Hall showed 
approval for a sell supporting Cultural and Civic Center. 

MAY: Town Meeting approves self-service gas stations 
and new problems with the 251 service in North 
Chelmsford arc revealed. 

JUNE, JULY: The Fourth of July parade, sponsored 
by the Elks was the biggest ever and the Mobile Home 
Park Bill was signed by the Governor. 

AUGUST: A combined Housing Rehabilitation Grant 
for Chelmsford and Tyngsboro wins preliminary ap- 
proval. 

SEPTEMBER: Traffic counts are begun in Central 
and Vinal Square as preliminary work for the Central 
and Vinal Square Urban Systems Project. 



OCTOBER: Selectmen approve "concept" of closing 
drinking establishments at 1:00 a.m. on a State-wide 
basis and the complaints continue on the "251" exchange 
problems. 

NOVEMBER: Discussion was begun by the Selectmen 
on the location of a new Dog Pound and a Special Town 
Meeting voted for rent control for the Mobile Home 
Park. The Chelmsford Selectmen continue their efforts to 
divest the County of the County Training School in North 
Chelmsford. 

DECEMBER: A program, begun the year before, 
continues this year with the blacktopping of the unused 
railroad tracks in Central Square and Highway 
Superintendent Harold Cray was chosen as Chelmsford's 
Municipal Employee of the year. 



Due to the fact that National and State legislative deci- 
sions have a great impact on Town affairs, the Board 
maintained constant contact with Congressman 
Shannon's office as well as with Senator Carol Amick and 
State Representative Bruce Freeman. The Selectmen 
wish to express their gratitude to Congressman Shannon, 
Senator Amick and Representative Freeman for their 
help and cooperation during the past year. 

In closing, the Selectmen, on behalf of the citizens of 
Chelmsford, wish to express their sincere gratitude to the 
various Town boards and committees for their ac- 
complishments during the past year. It should be 
remembered that these boards and committees are com- 
posed of unpaid volunteers who take many long hours out 
of their free time to work on issues and projects that 
benefit the Town of Chelmsford. 



The Board of Selectmen continued their active role in 
the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association, the Middlesex 
County Selectmen's Association, the Middlesex County 
Advisory Board, the Northern Middlesex Area Commis- 
sion, and the Massachusetts Municipal Association. In- 
dividual Selectmen also served as liaisons between the 
Board of Selectmen and various town and regional 
boards and commissions during the year. 



TOWN CLERK 



Mary E. St.Hilaire, Town Clerk 
Elizabeth D. Zamanakos, Ass't. Town Clerk 



Sporting 
Licenses 

1232 



Dog 

Licenses 

2671 



Kennel 
Licenses 

11 



Marriage 
Intentions 

262 



Recorded 
Mortgages etc. 

538 



Births (Inc.) 
284 



Marriage 
Licenses 

259 



Deaths 
216 



WARRANT FOR 

THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

April 3, 1982 and April 26, 1982 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of 
said Chelmsford to meet in their several polling places. 
Viz: 

Precinct 1 . The New Town Office Building Gym 

Precinct 2. North Congregational Church Hall 

Precinct 3. Parker School Band Room 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Byam School Cafetorium 

Precinct 6. Westlands School Cafeteria 

Precinct 7. North Congregational Church Hall 

Precinct 8. McCarthy Junior High School, 

Small Gymnasium 

Precinct 9. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 10. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 1 1 . Westlands School Cafeteria 

Precinct 12. McCarthy Junior High School, 

Small Gymnasium 

On Saturday, the third day of April, 1982, being the 
first Saturday in said month, at 10:00 A.M., for the 
following purposes: 

To bring in their vote for the following officers: 

Two Selectmen for three years 

One member of the Board of Assesors for three years 

One member of Board of Health for three years 

One member of School Committee for three years 

One Cemetery Commissioner for three years 

One member of Housing Authority for five years 

Two Trustees of Public Library for three years 

One Park Commissioner for three years 

Three members of Planning Board for three years 

One Sewer Commissioner for three years 

And to vote on the following question: 

QUESTION 1-THIS QUESTION IS NON-BINDING 

"Shall the Town of Chelmsford maintain a 

Cultural Center on the premises of the Old YES □ 

Town Hall to be supported at the Town's 

Expense?" NO □ 



QUESTION 2 -THIS QUESTION IS NON-BINDING 
"Shall the Town of Chelmsford allow a Cul- 
tural Center on the premises of the Old Town YES □ 
Hall to be entirely self-supporting?" NO □ 

QUESTION 3 -THIS QUESTION IS NON-BINDING 

"Shall the Town of Chelmsford sell the pre- YES D 

mises known as the Old Town Hall?" NO D 

The polls will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.; 
and to meet in the McCarthy Junior High School Gym- 
nasium on Monday, the twenty-sixth (26th) day of April, 
1982, at 7:30 P.M. o'clock in the evening, then and thre 
to act upon the following articles, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To hear reports of Town Officers and 
Committees: or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law, to be effective July 
1, 1982, as follows: 

1. Under Section 3 subtitled Personnel Board, delete 
the second paragraph and substitute the following 
in its place: 

The third member, to be known as the personnel 
member, shall be elected by town employees who 
are subject to this by law and whose name appears 
on the town payroll list for the Wednesday prior to 
the election or who otherwise is identified as an 
eligible voter. Each voter must be 18 years of age or 
over on the day of the election. The term of office 
shall be for two years and shall expire on July 1 of 
each odd number year. The election of the person- 
nel member shall be secret and shall be supervised 
by a board of three election officers appointed by 
the town moderator. The election shall be held in 
June to be effective in July. Special elections shall be 
held to fill the unexpired term of the personnel 
member who resigned before the term has expired. 
All elections will be held between the hours of 10:00 
A.M. and 3:00 P.M. on a weekday selected by the 
above mentioned board of three election officers. 
Each permanent full-time employee or part-time 
regular employee with a work schedule over twenty 
(20) or more hours per week will be granted one 
vote. All other eligible voters will be granted '/£ vote 
each. 

2. Under Section 3 subtitled Personnel Board, 
delete the fifth paragraph and substitute the 
following in its place: 

No public member of the Personnel Board shall 
be an employee of the town nor hold town office 
whether appointed or elected. The personnel 
member of the Personnel Board shall not be an 
elected official or appointed department head 
but may otherwise be an employee who is subject 
to this by-law. 

3. Under Section 4 subtitled Scope of the Plan and 
Authority of the Personnel Board, delete para- 
graph 4C. 



Under Section 6 subtitled Classification of Pre- 
sent Town Employees, amend Subsection (e) — 
"Wage and Salary Schedule" — by deleting the 
existing schedule and substituting the following: 
e. Wage and Salary Schedule 
July 1, 1982 - June 30, 1983 



Grade Level 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 



Salary 

J 7,458- 
8,576- 
9,695- 
10,814- 
11,933 
13,051 
14,170- 
15,289 
16,407 
17,526 
18,645 
19,763 
20,882 
22,000 
23,120 
24,238 
25,356 
26,476 
27,594 
28,713 



Range 

10,292 
11,835 
13,379 
14,923 
16,468 
18,010 
19,555 
21,099 
22,642 
24,186 
25,730 
27,273 
28,817 
30,360 
31,906 
33,448 
35,004 
36,537 
38,080 
39,624 



5. Under Section 16 subtitled Sick Leave, delete para- 
graph (a) and substitute the following: 

a. All permanent employees of the town regardless 
of their length of service will earn up to twelve 
(12) days sick leave per year at the rate of one 
day per month. At the end of the calendar year, 
each employee may carry over any unused sick 
leave so that 135 days may be accrued. 

6. Under Section 16 subtitled Sick Leave, delete para- 
graph (c) and substitute the following: 

c. Accrued sick leave will be paid at the time of 
retirement to the maximum extent of 120 days. 
This amendment shall be applicable to all em- 
ployees covered by this by-law including those 
employees previously represented by a labor 
organization. 

7. Under Section 19 subtitled Hours of Work, delete 
paragraph (d) and substitute the following: 

d. Overtime work for those beyond these hours will 
be compensated for at the regular rate of pay 
times one and one-half if so budgeted when the 
budget was prepared at the beginning of the 
fiscal year, otherwise by compensation time off 
at the rate of one and one-half times the over- 
time hours worked. 

8. Under Section 20 subtitled The Work Week, delete 
Section 20 and substitute the following: 



SECTION 20. -THE WORK WEEK 

The work week shall consist of seven days from 
Saturday midnight to Saturday midnight. 

9. Under Section 24 subtitled "Job Titles and Stan- 
dard Rates for Wage and Salaries of the Person- 
nel Wage and Salary By-Law" by deleting the 
following positions: 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL 

1 . Veteran's Agent 

2. Clerk, Senior 

3. Town Accountant 

4. Assistant Treasurer 

5. Town Counsel 

6. Executive Secretary 

7. Board of Registrars' Clerk 

8. Board of Reg., three members 

9. Clerk, part-time 

10. Town Aide 

1 1 . Assistant Town Clerk 

LIBRARY: 

7. Library Specialist — Bookkeeper, and further 
amending Section 24 by adding the following 
positions: 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL 

1. Executive Secretary 

2. Town Accountant 

3. Veteran's Agent 

4. Town Aide 

5. Assistant to the Assessor 

6. Assistant Town Clerk 

7. Assistant Treasurer 

8. Clerk, Senior 

9. Clerk, Junior 

10. Clerk, part-time 

11. Town Counsel 

12. Board of Reg., three members 

LIBRARY 

7. Technical Services Assistant 



or act in relation thereto. 



Personnel Board 



ARTICLE 2A. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law by further amen- 
ding Section 24, Job Titles and Standard Rates for 
Wages and Salaries of the Personnel Wage and Salary 
By-Law to conform to rates of pay negotiated by the 
Town with certain labor organizations, pursuant to 
General Laws Chapter 150E, and to reflect current 
salaries and grade levels under the Personnel By-Law as 
follows: 



ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL 

1 . Executive Secretary 

2. Town Accountant 

3. Veteran's Agent 



7/1/82-6/30/83 

Proposed Level Proposed Salary 

15 
12 



4. Town Aide 

5. Assistant to the Assessors 

6. Assistant Town Clerk 

7. Assistant Treasurer 

8. Clerk, Senior 

9. Clerk, Junior 

10. Clerk, pan-time 

1 1 . Town Counsel 

12. Board of Reg. . three members 



CONSERVATION, PARKS & CEMETERY 

1 . Cemetery Superintendent 

2. Supt. of Insect & Pest Control 

3. Landscaper — Park 

4. Laborer— Park 

5. Unskilled Laborer 

6. Skilled Forest Workman — Conservation . 

7. Equipment Operator 

8. Park Superintendent 

CUSTODIAL 

1 . Custodian 



2 
1 
#2 
1 
4 
9 



$500 P.A. 
$360 P.A. 



$1,250 P.A. 



ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate such sums of money as may be required to 
defray town charges for the fiscal period from July 1, 
1982 to June 30, 1982; or act in relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year beginning July 1, 1982; in 
accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 
44, Section 4, and to issue a note or notes as may be given 
for a period of less than one year in accordance with 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17; or act in relation 
thereto. 



LIBRARY 

1 . Library Director 

2. Library Assistant Director 

3. Branch Librarian — part-time 

4. Librarian, Department Head 

5. Technical Services Department Head . . . 

6. Fine Arts Department Head, part-time . . 

7. Technical Services Assistant 

8. Library Specialist —Circulation 

9. Library Specialist — Reference Lib. 

10. Library Specialist -Sec./ Rec 

1 1 . Librarian Assistants 

12. Librarian Clerk 

13 Aides 

14. Supervisor - Maintenance 

1 5 . Maintenance Assistant 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

1 . Highway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 



TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT 

1. Fire Chief 

2. Deputy Fire Chief 

3. Mechanic (Fire & Police) 

TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT 

1. Police Chief 

2. Deputy Chief 
3 Captain 

RECREATION 

1 Director Youth Center Coordinator 

2. Clerk, pan time 

3. Waterfront Director 

4. Swimming Instructor 

5. Lifeguard 

6. Playground Supervisor 

7. Recreation Specialist 

8. Recreation Leader 

9. Youth Center Supervisor 

10. Youth Center Leaders 



MISCELLANEOUS 

1. Animal Inspector 

2. Building Inspector 

3. Gas Inspector 

4. Electric Inspector 

5. Sealer of Weights & Measures . 

6. Dog Officer 

7. Assistant Dog Officer 

8. Clock Winder 

9. Local Inspector 
10. Van Driver 



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7 
4 
4 
4 
3 
3 
3 
S 
2 
2 
I 
•2. «4 
4 
2 



12 
9 



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«2. •>. 
6 



20 
18 
16 



9 

2 

•2 

*2 

•2 

•2 

•2 

•2 

4 

2 



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10 

•2 

9 

•2 

2 

1 

#2 

7 

S 



$5 00 hr 

4 00 hr 

3 75 hr 

5 00 hr 

4 00 hr 
3 50 hr 



$1,000 PA 
5,000 P.A. 
2,000 P.A. 

100 PA 



FOOTNOTES 

wl —Represented by Collective Bargaining 

*2-Not in "Job Rating Plan" 

W4 — Federal Minimum Hour Wage 

#5 -Salary will be 200% of the Highest Paid Union Firefighters established by 

State Law. 
#6- Salary will be 84% of the Fire Chief 

or act in relation thereto. 

Personnel Board 



Town Treasurer 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to request 
the Department of Revenue, Division of Accounts of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to make an audit of all 
accounts in all departments in the Town of Chelmsford; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money with which to meet bills for previous years; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to match LEAA Federal Funds, for the 
purpose of providing mutual aid programs for the Police 
Department; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to pay the Treasurer of the Middlesex 
County Retirement System, the said amount being the 
Town's share of the pension expense and military service 
funds; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to be used as a Reserve Fund at the discre- 
tion of the Finance Committee, as provided in General 
Laws, Chapter 40, Section 6; or act in relation thereto. 

Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to pay reasonable hospital, medical and 
surgical, chiropractic, nursing, pharmaceutical, pro- 
sthetic and related expenses, and reasonable charges for 
podiatry, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 41, Sec- 
tion 100B, for certain retired Police Officers and Fire- 



fighters as classified under Chapter 41, Section 100B of 
the Massachusetts General Laws, accepted by vote of the 
1979 Annual Town Meeting; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 1 1 . To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$1,800.00 to be used to join or buy into Elder Services of 
Merrimack Valley, Inc. for the purpose of obtaining ser- 
vices for the care of the Town's Older Americans; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for the purpose of Chapter 90 Construc- 
tion; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds, or ap- 
propriate and transfer from the Stabilization Fund, a cer- 
tain sum of money for the purpose of resurfacing portions 
of certain streets throughout the Town with Type I 
Bituminous Concrete, and other road materials; or act in 
relation thereto. 



money for the purchase of equipment for the Fire Depart- 
ment, such purchase to be made under the supervision of 
the Board of Selectmen, as follows: 

a. Six (6) Self Contained Breathing Apparatus 

b. One Thousand (1000) feet of 2\/ 2 inch hose 

c. One Portable Radio 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient bill 
of sale equipment presently being used by the Highway 
Department, Police Department and Fire Department; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow a 
sum of money for the purpose of school building capital 
improvements and preservation including energy conser- 
vation components, and authorize the School Committee 
to proceed with the work of said project and to enter into 
all necessary and proper contracts and agreements in 
respect thereto, and to do all other acts necessary; or act 
in relation thereto. 

School Committee 



Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money to alleviate certain drainage problems existing in 
the Town under the supervision of the Board of Select- 
men; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money for the purpose of purchasing four (4) new four 
door sedan police cruisers, said purchase to be made 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money for the purchase of equipment for the Highway 
Department, such purchase to be made under the 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen, as follows: 

a. One (1) Pickup Truck 

b. One (1) Sander Body 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 



ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money for the purpose of preparing design plans and for 
construction of renovations to the North Elementary 
School Property, including necessary site preparation; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 21 . To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from proceeds from Sale of Real 
Estate Account a certain sum of money for the purpose of 
renovating the Center Town Hall Building; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 
59, Section 5, Clause 17C; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the General By-Laws, Article VII, Section 7, by deleting 
the present Section 7 and substituting in its place the 
following: 

"Section 7. 'Self-Service' and/or 'Split Island' 
Service Stations be permitted in the 
Town of Chelmsford subject to com- 
plying with safety requirements, as 
determined by the local Fire Depart- 
ment and the Massachusetts State 



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Fire Marshall." 
or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money and authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
enter a contract with an approved agency, excluding 
scientific research facilities, for the humane and final 
disposition of live animals confined by the Town pursu- 
ant to the authority of Massachusetts General Laws 
Chapter 140, and that said animals not be delivered for 
the purpose of scientific investigation, experiment or in- 
struction except as mandatorily required by the provi- 
sions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 49A; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
517,000 for the purpose of purchasing from the North- 
eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NM- 
LEC) under existing contract MRCS-4B with Motorola. 
Twelve (12) new Motorola portable hand held radios, 
model number H34BBU3164A with twenty-four (24) ad- 
ditional new batteries, plus a new multiple battery 
charger, to be used by the Chelmsford Police Depart- 
ment. Said purchase to be made under the supervision of 
the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation ihcrclp. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the General By- Laws by adding Article X — "Control and 
Management of Hazardous Materials" as follows: 

Section 1. Purpose There is hereby adopted 
the following measures to provide 
adequate safeguards from hazardous 
materials which pose substantial pre- 
sent or potential hazards to public 
health, welfare, safety, and to the en- 
vironment, and to establish a pro- 
gram to provide for safe manage- 
ment of all such hazardous materials. 

Section 2. Definitions In this By-Law the 
following terms shall have the follow- 
ing meaning: 

(a) By-law: Town of Chelmsford By- 
Law entitled "Control and Man- 
agement of Hazardous Mater- 
ials." 

(b) Disposal: The unlawful dis- 
charge, deposit, injection, 
dumping, spilling, leaking, in- 
cineration or placing of hazar- 
dous materials into or on any 
land or water so that such hazar- 
dous materials or any constituent 
thereof may enter the environ- 
ment or be emitted into the air 



Section 3. 



Section 4. 



or discharged into any waters, 
including groundwaters. 

(c) Hazardous Materials: A sub- 
stance, or combination of sub- 
stances, which because of its 
quantity, concentration, or 
physical, chemical or infectious 
characteristics may cause, or 
significantly contribute to an in- 
crease in mortality or an increase 
in serious irreversible, or in- 
capacitating reversible illness or 
pose a substantial present or po- 
tential hazard to human health, 
safety or welfare or to the en- 
vironment when improperly 
treated, stored, transported, us- 
ed or disposed of, or otherwise 
managed, however not to in- 
clude solid or dissolved material 
in domestic sewage, or solid or 
dissolved materials in irrigation 
return flows or industrial dis- 
charges which are point sources 
subject to permits under Section 
402 of the Federal Water Pollu- 
tion Control Act of 1967 as 
amended, or source, special nu- 
clear, or byproduct material as 
defined by the Atomic Energy 
Acts of 1954. Those substances 
considered to be hazardous ma- 
terials shall include but shall not 
be limited to substances con- 
sidered to be toxic or hazardous 
by the Division of Hazardous 
Waste of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts under the provi- 
sion of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 21(c). 

(d) Storage: The actual or intended 
containment of hazardous 
materials in a safe manner so as 
to prevent unlawful disposal. 

Prohibitions — The disposal of 
hazardous materials within the Town 
of Chelmsford is hereby prohibited 
except at a hazardous waste disposal 
facility established and maintained 
in accordance with applicable law. 
Occupancy of any existing or new 
premises, other than residential 
dwellings, is hereby prohibited ex- 
cept in conformance with the provi- 
sions of this By-law. 

Control Standards 

(a) All hazardous materials shall be 
properly stored within a building 
in product tight containers pro- 
tected from corrosion, acciden- 
tal damage or vandalism, and 
shall be used and handled in a 



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manner which does not con- 
stitute disposal. An inventory of 
such hazardous materials stored 
or handled in quantities that 
could pose a present or potential 
hazard shall be maintained and 
reconciled with purchase, use, 
sales and disposal record at suffi- 
cient intervals to detect product 
loss. Subsurface fuel and chem- 
ical storage facilities in com- 
pliance with the Town of 
Chelmsford Underground Fuel 
and Chemical Storage by-law 
and applicable Massachusetts 
Fire Prevention regulations shall 
be deemed to be in compliance 
with this standard. 

(b) No hazardous materials shall be 
present in materials disposed on 
the site. Waste materials com- 
posed in part or entirely of 
hazardous materials shall be re- 
tained in product tight con- 
tainers for removal and disposal 
by a hazardous waste licensee, or 
as directed by the Board of 
Health or its Enforcement Of- 
ficer. 

Section 5. Administration— the provisions of 
this By-law shall be enforced by the 
Board of Health or by a designated 
Enforcement Officer appointed an- 
nually by the Board of Health. 

(a) Certificate of Compliance 

(1) New Premises. Owners or oc- 
cupants of new premises, other 
than residential dwellings, for 
which a building permit is issued 
after the effective date of this By- 
law shall obtain a Certificate of 
Compliance prior to occupying 
the premises. 

(2) Existing Premises. Owners or 
occupants of existing premises, 
other than residential dwellings, 
shall obtain a Certificate of 
Compliance before January 1 , 
1983 or upon any change in use 
or occupancy requiring a Certi- 
ficate of Use and Occupancy 
under Section 119.0 of the Mass- 
achusetts Building Code which- 
ever occurs first. 

(3) Requirements. The Certificate 
of Compliance shall be issued by 
the Board of Health or by its En- 
forcement Officer upon demon- 
stration by the owner or occu- 
pant that the use and occupancy 
of the premises are in conform- 
ance with the requirements of 
this By-law; or, in the case of ex- 



isting premises not in compli- 
ance, shall specify a compliance 
schedule which is reasonable 
with regard to the public health 
threat involved and the difficulty 
of compliance. 

(b) Compliance Review 

Application for an original Cer- 
tificate of Compliance shall be 
forwarded by the Board of 
Health or its enforcement Of- 
ficer to the Board of Selectmen, 
Conservation Commission, Fire 
Department and Water Depart- 
ment for determination that the 
proposed use meets all control 
standards. All information 
necessary to demonstrate com- 
pliance must be submitted, in- 
cluding, but not limited to, the 
following: 

(1) A complete list of all chemicals, 
pesticides, fuels and other poten- 
tially hazardous materials to be 
used or stored on the premises in 
quantities that could pose a pre- 
sent or potential hazard accom- 
panied by a description of mea- 
sures to protect from corrosion, 
accidental damage, or vandal- 
ism, leakage or any disposal to- 
gether with provision to control 
any accidental disposals; and 

(2) A description of hazardous ma- 
terials to be generated, indicat- 
ing the type of storage and the 
method and place of disposal. 

Any information, record, or par- 
ticular part thereof, obtained by 
the Board of Health or its En- 
forcement Officer pursuant to 
the provisions of this By-law, 
shall, upon request, be kept con- 
fidential and not considered to 
be public record when it is deem- 
ed by the Board that such infor- 
mation, record, or report relates 
to secret processes, methods of 
manufacture, or production or 
that such information, record, 
or report if made public would 
divulge a trade secret. This sec- 
tion shall not prevent disclosure 
of any information necessary for 
an enforcement action. 

The Board of Health or its En- 
forcement Officer shall act upon 
an application within thirty (30) 
days of a filing. Upon failure of 
the Board of Health or its En- 
forcement Officer to act within 
said thirty (30) days, the Certifi- 



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cate of Compliance shall be 
deemed to be granted. 

(c) Renewal Application. Applica- 
tion shall be made for renewal of 
the Certificate of Compliance 
upon change in use or occupancy 
requiring a Certificate of Use 
and Occupancy under the Mass- 
achusetts Building Code or .upon 
significant change in materials 
used or stored on the premises 
from those described in the 
original application. 

(d) Report of Spills and Leaks. Any 

person having knowledge of a 
spill, leak or other disposal of 
hazardous materials or violation 
of this By-law shall report the 
same to the Board of Health or 
its Enforcement Officer within 
two hours of detection. 



(e) 



Enforcement. The Board of 
Health or its Enforcement Of- 
ficer may, according to law, 
enter upon any premises at any 
reasonable time to inspect for 
compliance with the provisions 
of this By-law. Upon demand by 
the owner or person in control of 
the premises, however, the 
Board of Health or its Enforce- 
ment Officer shall obtain a war- 
rant authorizing such entry and 
inspection. Information neces 
sary to demonstrate compliance 
shall be submitted by the occu- 
pant of the premises at the re- 
quest of the Board of Health or 
its Enforcement Officer. If re- 
quested, samples of hazardous 
materials shall be provided to 
the Board of Health or its En- 
forcement Officer for testing. All 
records pertaining to hazardous 
materials, disposal and removal 
shall be retained for no less than 
five years, and shall be made 
available for review within 48 
hours of a request. 



(0 



Violation. Upon determination 
by the Board of Health of a 
violation of this By-law, the 
Board may issue such order as it 
deems appropriate to remedy the 
violation. The order may include 
a compliance schedule for those 
activities which the Board of 
Health deems reasonably neces- 
sary to abate the violation. 

(g) Penalty. Violation of this by-law 
shall be punishable by a fine of 
$200.00 for each offense. Each 
day that such violation continues 



shall constitute a separate of- 
fense. 

Section 6. Severability. It is hereby declared 
that the provisions of this By-law are 
severable, and if any provisions of 
this By-law shall be declared unlaw- 
ful by a valid judgment or decree of 
any court of competent jurisdiction, 
such invalidity shall not affect any of 
the remaining provisions of this By- 
law. 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the General By-Laws, Article VII — "Miscellaneous" — by 
adding the following Section: 

"Section 9. Town Office Building — Business 
Hours. All Departmental Offices funded by the 
Town, having one or more full-time employees, 
shall remain open for business to the general public 
during the hours 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday 
through Friday of every week, provided, however, 
that said Offices shall close in observance of legal 
holidays as voted by the Board of Selectmen, and at 
such other times as the Board of Selectmen deem 
necessary to safeguard the health, safety and 
welfare of employees or the general public, and at 
such other times as the Board of Selectmen deem to 
be in the best interests of the Town." 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
the following mentioned street as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen and shown by their reports and plans duly filed 
in the Office of the Town Clerk: 

Alpha Road 

Providing all construction of same meets with the re- 
quirements of the Board of Selectmen, and subject to the 
withholding of any remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met; 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to convey to Andrew F. Sheehan, 
Laura Sheehan. Mary B. Sheehan and Clarida B. Dolan, 
for a specific consideration, all right, title and interest, if 
any. held by the Town in a certain parcel of land located 
on Pine Hill Road, as described in an Order of Taking, 
dated March 13, 1970 and recorded in Middlesex North 
District Registry of Deeds in Book 1915, Page 721, and 
shown on plan entitled "Plan of Land in Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts, surveyed for Chelmsford Elementary 
School Needs Committee, Scale 1 inch = 100 feet, dated 



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February, 1970, by Emmons, Fleming and Bienvenu, 
Inc., Engineers and Surveyors, Billerica, Massachusetts," 
containing 31.52 acres as shown on said plan; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money for the purpose of making renovations to the New 
Town Office Building, including the purchase and in- 
stallation of a fireproof curtain; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 31 . To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to convey all right, title and in- 
terest, if any, held by the Town, or grant an easement 
over said land, for consideration to be determined, in a 
certain parcel of land located on Turnpike Road and Mill 
Road, containing approximately 1.61 acres of land, all as 
shown on Assessors Map Plat 127 as Lot 72; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 



2. Amend Article II — "District Regulations" — Sec- 
tion 2300 — Use Regulations Schedule, by adding 
under "Accessory Uses" the following: 



Hoi 


me Child Care: 












RA 


RB RC RM CA 


CB 


CC 


IA 


IS 


RMH 


P 


P P o o 





o 


O 


o 


O 



3. Amend Article IV — "Special Regulations" — by 
adding Section 4110A as follows: 

"4110A— Home Child Care"-Home 

Child Care providers shall be registered with 
and have obtained all applicable licenses 
from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Department of Children, and shall be in full 
compliance with all applicable Rules and 
Regulations promulgated by the Depart- 
ment of Children. Providers shall also comp- 
ly with the provisions of the Life Safety Code 
adopted by the National Fire Protection 
Association, Section 10-9, Family Child Day 
Care Homes, and any amendments or revi- 
sions thereto; 



Board of Selectmen 



or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 
following Resolution: 

"BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Chelmsford 
by vote of this Town Meeting ask members of the 
Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to sponsor, 
co-sponsor or support a resolution in the United 
States Congress to: 

REQUEST the President of the United States to 
propose to the Government of the Soviet Union that 
the United States and the Soviet Union adopt an 
immediate and mutual freeze on the testing, pro- 
duction and development of all nuclear arma- 
ments, with verifiable safeguards satisfactory to 
both countries." 



or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law as follows: 

1. Amend Article V — "Definitions"— by adding be- 
tween the definitions of "Granite Operations" and 
"Home Occupation" the following definition: 

"Home Child Care" — Any private 
residence which on a regular basis receives 
for temporary custody and care during part 
or all of the day, children under seven years 
of age or children under sixteen years of age 
if such children have special needs. Provid- 
ed, however, in either case, that the total 
number of children shall not exceed more 
than twelve, including participating 
children living in the residence. 



Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts to change from Single Residence (RB) to 
Multiple Residence (RM) the following described land of 
James S. Emanouil et al: 

A certain parcel of land situated on the Southerly 
side of Route 495, bounded and described as 
follows: 

Beginning at a point on the Southerly side of Route 
495, said point being the most Northwesterly corner 
of said land at the intersection of Hunt Road and 
Route 495; thence running East by the Southerly 
line of said Route 495 nine hundred and 00/100 
(900.00) feet to a point at the most Northeasterly 
corner of said land; thence turning and running 
South in two (2) courses seven hundred fifty-nine 
and 83/100 (759.83) feet to a point at the most 
Southeasterly corner of said land; thence turning 
and running West four hundred forty-three and 
72/100 (443.72) feet to a point at land of Christy 
Emanouil and Dorothy I. Emanouil; thence turn- 
ing and running North by said land of Christy 
Emanouil and Dorothy I. Emanouil two hundred 
twenty-three and 00/100 (223.00) feet to a point at 
the most Northeasterly corner of said land of Chris- 
ty Emanouil and Dorothy I. Emanouil; thence tur- 
ning and running Southwest in two (2) courses two 
hundred eighty-two and 57/100 (282.57) feet to a 
point at Hunt Road; thence turning and running 
North three hundred and six and 75/100 (306.75) 
feet to the point of beginning. 

Containing nine and 30/100 (9.30) acres more or 
less and being a portion of the land shown on 
Chelmsford Assessors Plat 188, Parcel 193, and all 



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of the land shown on Chelmsford Assessors Plat 
188, Parcel 193C; 



or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Chelmsford, Massa- 
chusetts to change from Single Residence (RB) to Road- 
side Commercial (CB) the following described land of 
James S. Emanouil, Timothy S. Emanouil, Peter S. 
Emanouil and Spiros Emanouil: 

A certain parcel of land situated on the Northerly 
side of Littleton Road bounded and described as 
follows: 

Beginning at a point at the most Southwesterly cor- 
ner of said land at the intersection of Hunt Road 
and Littleton Road (Route 110): thence running 
East in two (2) courses seven hundred and five and 
11/100 (705.11) feet to a point at land of James S. 
Emanouil et al; thence turning and running North 
by said James S. Emanouil et al in three (3) courses 
two hundred ninety-nine and 92100 (299.92) feet 
to a point at the most Northeasterly corner of said 
land; thence turning and running West by land of 
James S. Emanouil et al and land of Christy Eman- 
ouil and Dorothy I. Emanouil in two (2) courses six 
hundred ninety-three and 72/ 100 (693.72) feet; 
thence turning and running South by the Easterly 
line of said Hunt Road in three (3) courses three 
hundred ninety-seven and 26 100 (397.26) feet to 
the point of beginning. 

Containing five and 60/100 (5.60) acres more or 
less and being a portion of the land shown on 
Chelmsford Assessors Plat 188. Parcel 193; 



or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Chelmsford, Massa- 
chusetts to change from Single Residence (RB) to Multi 
pie Residence (RM) the following described land of 
Richard Joseph Soucier and Theresa D. Soucier: 

A certain parcel of land situated on the North- 
easterly side of U.S. Route 3 bounded and des- 
cribed as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the Northeasterly side of 
U.S. Route 3, said point being the Southerly corner 
of land of H.E. Fletcher Co.; thence running 
Northeasterly by said land of H.E. Fletcher Co. one 
hundred sixty-one and 13/100 (161.13) feet to a 
point at land of The Congregational Church of 
North Chelmsford; thence running Northeasterly 
by said land of The Congregational Church of 
North Chelmsford six hundred fifty-three and 
40/100 (653.40) feet to a point at land of H.E. Flet- 
cher Co. and Town of Chelmsford; thence turning 
and running Southerly by said land of Town of 
Chelmsford three hundred five and 25/100 



(305.25) feet to a point of land of Surfview Realty 
Coor.; thence running Southerly by said land of 
Surfview Realty Corp. in three (3) courses eight 
hundred twelve and 93/100 (812.93) feet to a point 
at the Northerly side of a ramp to the aforemen- 
tioned U.S. Route 3; thence turning and running 
Westerly by said ramp to U.S. Route 3 two hundred 
eighty-two and 09/100 (282.09) feet to the inter- 
section of said ramp and U.S. Route 3; thence tur- 
ning and running Northwesterly by the Northeast- 
erly sideline of said U.S. Route 3 six hundred thirty 
and 39/100 (630.39) feet to the point of beginning. 

Containing 8 and 95 100 (8.95) acres more or less 
and being shown on Chelmsford Assessors Plat 69. 
Parcel 8C. 

or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to elect one 
Constable for a term of three (3) years and in addition 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint, for terms 
not to exceed three (3) years, as many additional Con- 
stables as they deem necessary, upon the recommenda- 
tion of the elected Constable; or act in relation thereto. 

Town Constable 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
the sum of S26.232.57 from the North School Fire Insur- 
ance Proceeds Account to the Stabilization Fund; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund the sum of 
S61.240.000 for the purpose of automating the Chelms- 
ford Public Library; or act in relation thereto. 

Library Trustees 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Gneeral By-Laws by adding Article XI entitled 
"General Wetlands By-Law" as follows: 

Section 1: Application 

The purpose of this Bylaw is to protect the wetlands 
of the Town of Chelmsford by controlling activities 
deemed to have a significant effect upon wetland 
values, including but not limited to the following: 
public or private water supply, groundwater supp- 
ly, flood control, erosion control, storm damage 
prevention, water pollution, fisheries, shellfish, 
wildlife, recreation and aesthetics (collectively, the 
"interests protected by this Bylaw"). 

No person shall remove, fill, dredge, alter or build 
upon or within one hundred feet of any bank, fresh 
water wetland, beach, flat, marsh, meadow, bog, 
swamp or lands bordering or on any estuary, creek, 
river, stream, pond or lake or any land under said 
waters or any land subject to flooding or innunda- 



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tion, or within one hundred feet of the 100-year 
storm line, other than in the course of maintaining, 
repairing or replacing but not substantially chang- 
ing or enlarging an existing and lawfully located 
structure or facility used in the service of the public 
and used to provide electric, gas, water, telephone, 
telegraph and other telecommunication services, 
without first filing written application for a permit 
so to remove, fill, dredge, alter or build upon, in- 
cluding such plans as may be necessary to describe 
such proposed activity and its effect on the environ- 
ment, and receiving and complying with a permit 
issued by the Conservation Commission. 

Section 1A: Emergency Projects 

This Bylaw shall not apply to emergency projects as 
defined in General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40, 
which are necessary for the protection of the health 
or safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth and 
to be performed or ordered to be performed by an 
agency of the Commonwealth or of the Town. An 
emergency project may be any project certified to 
be an emergency by the Commission or its author- 
ized agent. This Bylaw shall not apply to work per- 
formed for normal maintenance or improvement of 
lands in agricultural use at the time of this applica- 
tion. 

Section 2: Determination of Applicability 

Any person may request Conservation Commission 
to make a determination as to whether or not this 
Bylaw applies to a particular area of land. 

This request shall be sent by certified mail or 
hand delivered to the Commission or its author- 
ized representative. If the applicant is other than 
the owner, the applicant shall send a copy of the 
request to the owner. If the applicant hand 
delivers the request to the Commission, he/she 
shall be given a dated receipt. 
The Commission shall determine, within 21 days of 
receipt of such request, whether this Bylaw does ap- 
ply to the particular area of land. The Commission 
will send to the applicant a Determination of Ap- 
plicability. 

The Determination of Applicability will be sent 
to the applicant by certified mail. If the appli- 
cant is other than the owner, the Commission 
will send a copy of the Determination to the 
owner by certified mail. 

Section 3: Notice Of Intent 

If the particular area of land is subject to this By- 
law, then the applicant must file a Notice of Intent. 
This Notice will be on a form available from the 
Commission. Said Notice shall include plans and 
specifications as required of an applicant under 
G.L., Ch. 131, Section 40, as of July 28, 1978. 
These plans will clearly show the location of 
wetland boundaries. 

The Notice of Intent may be filed before other per- 
mits, variances and approvals required under other 
Town bylaws, Subdivision Control Law or regula- 
tions have been obtained. 

The Notice of Intent shall be accompanied by a 
check for the amount of the filing fee (see Filing 



Fees). No filing fee is required when the Town of 

Chelmsford files a Notice of Intent. 

Each Notice of Intent shall be sent by certified 
mail or shall be hand delivered to the Conserva- 
tion Commission or its authorized representa- 
tive. A person delivering a Notice of Intent by 
hand shall be given a dated receipt. Copies of the 
Notice of Intent shall be sent by the applicant, at 
the same time, by certified mail or hand 
delivered, to the Planning Board, the Board of 
Appeals, and the Board of Health. Copies of the 
Notice of Intent shall be sent by the applicant, at 
th same time, by certified mail to all abutters 
and to the owner if other than the applicant. A 
list of persons so notified shall be provided to the 
Commission prior to the Public Hearing. 

Section 4: Public Hearing 

The Commission shall hold a Public Hearing on the 
application within 21 days of the filing of the 
Notice of Intent. Notice of the date, time and place 
of the hearing shall be given by the Commission, at 
the expense of the applicant, not less than five days 
prior to the hearing by publication in a newspaper 
of general circulation in Chelmsford and by mail- 
ing a notice to the applicant, the Board of Health, 
Board of Appeals and Planning Board. Such hear- 
ing may be held at the same time and place as any 
public hearing required to be held under G.L. Ch. 
131, Section 40. If the Commission determines that 
additional data or information is necessary, the 
hearing may be continued to a future date. 

Section 5: Burden Of Proof 

The applicant shall have the burden of proving by 
preponderance of the credible evidence that the 
work proposed in the application will not harm the 
interests protected by this Bylaw. Failure to provide 
adequate evidence to the Commission supporting a 
determination that the proposed work will not 
harm the interests protected by this Bylaw shall be 
sufficient cause for the Commission to deny a per- 
mit or grant a permit with conditions, or, in the 
Commission's discretion, to continue the hearing to 
another date to enable the applicant or others to 
present additional evidence upon such terms and 
conditions as seems to the Commission to be reason- 
able. 

Section 6: Order Of Conditions 

If after said hearing, the Conservation Commission 
determines that the land on which the proposed 
work is to be done is significant to the interests pro- 
tected by this Bylaw, it shall by written order, 
within 21 days or such further time as the Commis- 
sion and applicant shall agree upon, impose such 
conditions reasonably necessary for the protection 
of interests described herein and all work shall be 
done in accordance therewith. The Conservation 
Commission may impose such conditions on any 
proposed removing, dredging, filling or altering as 
it deems necessary to protect and preserve the in- 
terests covered by this Bylaw. Such Order of Condi- 
tions shall be in writing and may be subject to the 
same constraints as any such order issued by the 
Chelmsford Conservation Commission under the 



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provisions of G.L. 131, Section 40, or successor 
statutes, and shall be issued within 21 days after the 
Public Hearing. Such Order of Conditions shall ex- 
pire one year from the date of issuance. If the pro- 
ject is not completed within one year, than 30 days 
prior to the expiration date, a one year extension 
must be applied for. No proposed work governed by 
an Order of Conditions shall be undertaken until 
all permits, approvals and variances required by 
the local Bylaws have been obtained and all applic- 
able appeal periods have expired. If the Commis- 
sion determines that the area which is the subject of 
the application is not significant to the interests 
protected by this Bylaw, or that the proposed activi- 
ty does not require imposition of conditions, it shall 
issue a permit without conditions within 21 days of 
the public hearing. The applicant and all others 
who have received notice of such hearing by mail 
shall be notified of such determination within 21 
days after said hearing. 

Section 7: Denial 

The Commission is empowered to deny permission 
for any removal, dredging, filling, or altering, on 
subject lands within the Town, if, in its judgment 
such denial is necessary to protect the interest of 
this Bylaw. 

Section 8: Relationship To Chapter 131, Section 
40 

The Commission shall not impose additional or 
more stringent conditions pursuant to Chapter 131 , 
Section 40 of the General Laws than it imposes pur- 
suant to this Bylaw, nor shall it require a Notice of 
Intention pursuant to Section 40 to provide 
materials or data in addition to those required pur- 
suant to this Bylaw. 

Section 9: Additional Information 

At any time up to the closing of the hearing, the 
Commission may require such additional infor- 
mation from the applicant as the Commission 
reasonably deems necessary. 

Section 10: Entry Upon Land 
The Commission, its agents, and employees may 
enter upon privately-owned land for the purpose of 
performing their duties under this Bylaw. 

Section 10: Recording 

Both the original order of conditions and a state- 
ment of compliance with this order shall be record- 
ed with the Registry of Deeds in Lowell for the pro- 
perty defined in the order. Evidence certifying that 
recording has been done must be returned to the 
Commission before work begins. 

Section 12: Pre-Acquisition Violation 

Any person who purchases, inherits or otherwise ac- 
quires real estate upon which work has been done in 
violation of the provisions of this Bylaw or in viola- 
tion of any permit issued pursuant to this Bylaw 
shall forthwith comply with any such order or re- 
store such land to its condition prior to any viola- 
tion; provided, however, that no action, civil or 
criminal, shall be brought against such person un- 



less commenced within three years following the 
date of acquisition of the real estate by such person. 

Section 13: Legal Action 

The Board of Selectmen shall, upon the request of 
the Conservation Commission, instruct Town 
Counsel to take such legal action as may be 
necessary to restrain a violation of this Bylaw, and 
enforce the orders of the Commission hereunder 
and the Town Counsel shall forthwith comply with 
such instructions. 

Section 14: Regulations 

After due notice and public hearing, the Commis- 
sion may promulgate rules and regulations to effec- 
tuate the purposes of this Bylaw. Failure by the 
Commission to promulgate such rules and regula- 
tions or a legal declaration of their invalidity by a 
court or law shall not act to suspend or invalidate 
the effect of this Bylaw. 

Section 15: Fee Schedule 

Rules: 1.) Permit fees are payable at the time 
of application and are non- 
refundable. 

2.) Permit fees shall be calculated by 
this department per schedule 
below. 

3.) Town, County, State or Federal 
projects are exempt from fees. 

4.) No fee is charged for Requests of 
Determination under the law or ex- 
tensions of Orders of Condition. 

5.) Failure to comply with the law after 
official notification shall result in 
fees twice those normally assessed. 

Fees: 1.) Wetlands Bylaw Hearing- $25.00 
(i.e. dwelling, tennis court, swimm- 
ing pool, bridge, etc.) 

2.) Multiple Dwelling units, Commer- 
cial and Industrial — $100 
In addition, if the Commission 
deems it necessary to obtain an in- 
dependent engineering review, the 
cost of obtaining adequate engin- 
eering and environmental informa- 
tion shall be borne by the appli- 
cant. This cost must be paid by the 
applicant prior to the issuance of an 
Order of Conditions or the Com- 
mission will render the application 
incomplete. 

Section 16: Definitions 

The following definitions shall apply in the inter- 
pretation and implementation of this Bylaw: 

a. The term "person" shall include any individ- 
ual, group of individuals, association, partner- 
ship, corporation, company, business organ- 
ization, trust, estate, the Commonwealth or 
political subdivision thereof to the extent subject 
to town bylaws, administrative agencies, public 



17 



or quasi-public corporations or bodies, the Town 
of Chelmsford, and any other legal entity, its 
legal representatives, agents or assigns. 

b. The term "applicant" as used in this Bylaw 
shall mean a person giving Notice of Intention to 
build, remove, fill, dredge or alter. 

c. The term "alter" shall include, without limita- 
tion, the following actions when undertaken in 
areas subject to this Bylaw: 

1 . Removal, excavation or dredging of 
soil, sand, gravel or aggregate 
material of any kind; 

2. Changing of pre-existing drainage 
characteristics, flushing character- 
istics, salinity distribution, 
sedimentation patterns, flow pat- 
terns and flood storage retention 
characteristics; 

3. Drainage or other disturbance of 
water level or water table; 

4. Dumping, discharging, filling with 
any material or other activity which 
may degrade water quality in or out 
of the town of Chelmsford; 

5. Driving of piles, erection of 
buildings or structures of any kind. 

6. Placing of obstructions whether or 
not they interfere with the flow of 
water; 

7. Destruction of plantlife, including 
cutting of trees; 

8. Changing of water temperature, 
biochemical oxygen demand or 
other physical or chemical 
characteristics of the water. 

d. The term "banks" shall mean that part of 
land adjoining any body of water which confines 
the water. 



e. The terms "marsh", 
"swamp", "wet meadow" 



freshwater wetland", 
"bog", as used in this 
as defined in G.L. 



Bylaw shall be defined 
Chapter 131, Section 40. 

The Commission may adopt additional defini- 
tions not inconsistent with this Section 16 of this 
Bylaw. 

Section 17: Security 

The Commission may require, as a permit condi- 
tion, that the performance and observance of 
other conditions be secured by one or both of the 
following methods: 

a. By a bond or deposit of money or negotiable 
securities in an amount determined by the Com- 
mission to be sufficient to secure performance of 
conditions and observance of the safeguards of 
such Order of Conditions and payable to the 
Town of Chelmsford upon default; 

b. By a conservation restriction, easement or by 
a covenant, executed and duly recorded by the 



owner of record, running with the land, whereby 
the conditions and safeguards included in such 
Order of Conditions shall be performed before 
any lot may be conveyed other than by mortgage 
deed. 

Section 18: Enforcement 

Any person who violates any provision of this Bylaw 
or of any conditions of a permit issued pursuant to 
it shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
$300. Each day or portion thereof during which a 
violation continues shall constitute a separate of- 
fense. This Bylaw may be enforced by a Town 
police officer or other officer having police powers. 
Upon request of the Commission, the Board of 
Selectmen and Town Counsel shall take such legal 
action as may be necessary to enforce this Bylaw 
and permits issued pursuant to it. 

Section 19: Invalidity 

The invalidity of any section or provision of this 
Bylaw shall not invalidate any other section or pro- 
vision thereof, nor shall it invalidate any Order of 
Conditions which have previously become final; 



or act in relation thereto. 



Conservation Commission 



ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money for the purpose of completing Engineering Design 
and securing all necessary plans and specifications for im- 
plementation of Traffic Design at Central Square and 
Vinal Square, and further to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to complete all applications and take all 
necessary steps to apply for Federal and State funds for 
the implementation of these plans and specifications, and 
further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter any 
and all contracts for the implementation of these plans 
and specifications, and for the expenditure of all Federal 
and State funds available to the Town for said implemen- 
tation; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will vote to instruct 
the Board of Assessors to issue a certain sum of money 
from Free Cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the 
Tax Rate for the current fiscal period; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Finance Committee 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with 
your doings at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given unto our hands this 23rd day of March, A.D. 
1982 

Paul C. Hart, Chairman 

Dennis J. Ready, Vice Chairman 

Bradford O. Emerson, Clerk 

Claude A. Harvey 

Bonita A. Towle 



18 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



March 24, 1982 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



April 16, 1982 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: The New Town Office Building Gym; North Con- 
gregational Church Hall; Parker Junior High School 
Band Room, East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafe- 
torium; Westlands School Cafeteria; North Congrega- 
tional Church Hall; McCarthy Junior High School, Small 
Gymnasium; South Row School Auditorium; South Row 
School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; McCar- 
thy Junior High School, Small Gymnasium; seven days at 
least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: The New Town Office Building Gym; North Con- 
gregational Church Hall; Parker Junior High School 
Band Room, East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafe- 
torium; Westlands School Cafeteria; North Congrega- 
tional Church Hall; McCarthy Junior High School, Small 
Gymnasium; South Row School Auditorium; South Row 
School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; McCar- 
thy Junior High School, Small Gymnasium; seven days at 
least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 



William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



A True Copy Attest, 

William E. Spence, Constable of Chelmsford 



A True Copy Attest, 

William E. Spence, Constable of Chelmsford 



WARRANT FOR 
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

May 3, 1982 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of 
said Chelmsford to meet in the McCarthy Junior High 
School Gymnasium on Monday evening, the third day of 
May, 1982, at 9:00 o'clock P.M. then and there to act 
upon the following Article, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for the timely alleviation of the gypsy moth 
infestation in all affected areas of the Town by the means 
of the aerial spraying of the chemical Sevin under the 
supervision of the Superintendent of Insect Pest Control; 
or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warant with 
your doings at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given into our hands this 15th day of April, A.D. 1982 

Dennis J. Ready, Chairman 

Claude A. Harvey, Vice Chairman 

Bradford O. Emerson, Clerk 

Bonita A. Towle 

Paul C. Hart 



19 

TOWN ELECTION 

April 3, 1982 



SELECTMEN (2) 3 Years 

Bonita Towle (re-election) 
Bradford O. Emerson (re-election) 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

ASSESSOR 3 Years 

Victor E. Stewart (re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

BOARD OF HEALTH 3 Years 

Paul E. McCarthy (re-elected) 
Thomas O. Fitzpatrick 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBER 3 Years 

Nicholas G. Gavriel 

Elias Safdie 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER 3 Years 

Everett V. Olsen (re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

HOUSING AUTHORITY 5 Years 

Claude A. Harvey (re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



Pet 1 Pet 2 Pet 3 Pet 4 Pet 5 Pet 6 Pet 7 Pet 8 Pet 9 Pet 10 Pet II Pet 12 Total 



192 


124 


193 


90 


186 


172 


106 


139 


61 


136 


109 


142 


1650 


211 


127 


200 


61 


185 


163 


101 


147 


59 


140 


106 


153 


1653 








2 


2 


3 


1 





2 


1 


1 





2 


14 


155 


97 


111 


73 


124 


120 


65 


104 


73 


109 


71 


145 


1247 


558 


348 


506 


226 


498 


456 


272 


392 


194 


386 


286 


442 


4564 


209 


126 


188 


84 


188 


178 


110 


141 


66 


138 


108 


131 


1667 





























1 


1 


1 


3 


70 


48 


65 


29 


61 


50 


26 


55 


31 


54 


34 


89 


612 


279 


174 


253 


113 


249 


228 


136 


196 


97 


193 


143 


221 


2282 


164 


93 


102 


72 


135 


134 


72 


109 


49 


96 


81 


117 


1224 


100 


74 


139 


26 


101 


81 


57 


69 


40 


87 


54 


87 


915 



































2 


2 


15 


7 


12 


15 


13 


13 


7 


18 


8 


10 


8 


15 


141 



279 



279 



279 



174 



174 



174 



253 



193 



143 



253 



113 



249 



228 



136 



196 



97 



97 



193 



253 



113 



249 



228 



136 



196 



97 



193 



143 



221 2282 



172 


102 


156 


55 


153 


142 


94 


100 


43 


115 


96 


111 


1339 


89 


54 


83 


38 


85 


72 


35 


82 


43 


74 


40 


98 


793 


3 



































3 


15 


18 


14 


20 


11 


14 


7 


14 


11 


4 


7 


12 


147 



221 2282 



220 


139 


190 


90 


196 


182 


122 


141 


65 


146 


113 


150 


1754 





























1 








1 


59 


35 


63 


23 


53 


46 


14 


55 


32 


46 


30 


71 


527 



143 221 



2282 



214 


135 


180 


91 


183 


170 


111 


135 


64 


142 


113 


141 


1679 


1 








1 

















1 





2 


5 


64 


39 


73 


21 


66 


58 


25 


61 


33 


50 


30 


78 


598 



221 2282 



PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE (2) 3 Years 

James W. Cooper (re-election) 

Jonathan C. Stubbs 

Roger P. Welch (re-election) 

Harry A. Foster 

Richard J. Sterling 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



176 


76 


160 


58 


168 


132 


70 


119 


59 


127 


82 


154 


1381 


26 


15 


32 


10 


45 


26 


8 


16 


14 


30 


18 


28 


268 


172 


77 


118 


68 


124 


140 


70 


109 


44 


99 


82 


112 


1215 


42 


98 


56 


22 


40 


63 


73 


26 


20 


42 


32 


38 


552 


54 


32 


37 


12 


57 


40 


30 


35 


16 


28 


25 


28 


394 









































88 


50 


103 


56 


64 


55 


21 


87 


41 


60 


47 


82 


754 



558 



348 



506 



226 



PARK COMMISSIONER 3 Years 

Robert L. Wetmore (re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

PLANNING BOARD MEMBER (3) 3 Years 

Charles A. Parlee (re-election) 

Henrick B. Johnson Jr. (re-election) 

Rosalind M. Boyle (re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTALS 

SEWER COMMISSIONER 3 years 
Burton A. Segall (re-election) 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION 1 

Yes 
No 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION 2 

Yes 
No 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



211 


137 


183 


82 


190 


181 


116 


142 


65 


137 


109 


146 


1699 




















1 








1 








2 


68 


37 


70 


31 


59 


47 


19 


54 


32 


55 


34 


75 


581 



837 



279 



174 



522 



253 



113 



249 



228 



136 



196 



97 



193 



143 



759 



339 



579 



253 



113 



136 



196 



97 



193 



143 



221 2282 



207 


123 


84 


70 


174 


160 


101 


129 


56 


138 


101 


140 


1583 


205 


117 


168 


70 


170 


155 


107 


131 


61 


133 


102 


125 


1544 


193 


109 


170 


70 


165 


154 


99 


127 


60 


124 


94 


135 


1500 























2 





3 








5 


232 


173 


237 


129 


238 


215 


101 


199 


114 


181 


132 


263 


2214 



663 6846 



195 


120 


177 


82 


179 


164 


107 


131 


62 


138 


110 


136 


1601 














1 

















1 





2 


84 


54 


76 


31 


69 


64 


29 


65 


35 


55 


32 


85 


679 


279 


174 


253 


113 


249 


228 


136 


196 


97 


193 


143 


221 


2282 


68 


30 


78 


36 


57 


57 


31 


52 


22 


37 


29 


60 


557 


144 


95 


125 


53 


131 


123 


76 


99 


56 


114 


78 


117 


1211 


67 


49 


50 


24 


61 


48 


29 


45 


19 


42 


36 


44 


514 


279 


174 


253 


113 


249 


228 


136 


196 


97 


193 


143 


221 


2282 


198 


111 


177 


66 


173 


162 


91 


123 


66 


140 


98 


158 


1563 


33 


36 


43 


27 


44 


41 


30 


42 


18 


34 


25 


39 


412 


48 


27 


33 


20 


32 


25 


15 


31 


13 


19 


20 


24 


307 



221 2282 



20 

QUESTION 3 

Tes 

No 

Blanks 

TOTAL 279 174 253 113 249 228 136 196 97 193 143 221 2282 



46 


37 


39 


24 


46 


48 


29 


34 


18 


42 


32 


38 


433 


175 


94 


160 


67 


138 


132 


79 


116 


59 


117 


75 


137 


1349 


58 


43 


54 


22 


65 


48 


28 


46 


20 


34 


36 


46 


500 



21 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
April 26, 1982 

The Annual Town Meeting was called to order at 7:40 
PM by the Moderator Dennis McHugh who recognized 
the presence of a quorum. There were 335 voters present. 

Selectman Ready moved that the reading of the Con- 
stable's return of service and the posting of the warrant be 
waived. It was so voted, unanimously. Selectman Ready 
then moved that the reading of the entire warrant be 
waived. It was so voted, unanimously. 

George Ripsom, Chairman of the Finance Committee 
moved to recess the Annual Town Meeting at 7:45 PM, in 
order to conduct a Public Budget Hearing of Federal 
Revenue Sharing Funds. The Annual Meeting will 
reconvene at the end of the Federal Revenue hearing. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

George Ripsom discussed the Federal Revenue Shar- 
ing. The sum of $500,000.00 will be available for use in 
fiscal year 1982-1983 be allocated as follows: Fire Depart- 
ment Salaries $250,000.00, Police Department Salaries 
$250,000.00. The transfer and appropriation of the 
respective departmental budgets as they are brought 
before the body for action. The sum of $500,000.00 
represents approximately $1.59 on the tax rate. Mr. Rip- 
som moved to have the Town Meeting Body accept for 
approval the Federal Revenue Sharing Funds amounts as 
presented. Motion carried, unanimously by voice vote. 

The Annual Town Meeting reconvened at 8:00 PM. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 Selectman Dennis J. Ready mov- 
ed that the Town vote to hear reports of Town Officers 
and Committees. 

Selectman Dennis J. Ready moved to nominate Robert 
McManimon to the Vamey Playground Commission for a 
three year term. The Moderator asked for any more 
nominations from the floor, hearing none, the Moderator 
declared nominations closed. The Town Meeting body 
then voted on Robert McManimon, Commissioner of the 
Vamey Playground. It was so voted by voice, unani- 
mously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2 Alan Murphy of the Personnel 
Board moved that the Town vote to amend the Personnel 
Wage and Salary By-Law to be effective July 1, 1982 as 
follows: Alan Murphy presented a brief explanation on 
each section (1-7). The Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on the article in its entirety, Motion carried, unanimously 
and reads as follows: 

1 . Under Section 3 subtitled Personnel Board, delete 
the second paragraph and substitute the following 
in its place: 

The third member, to be known as the personnel 
member, shall be elected by Town employees 
who are subject to this By-law and whose name 
appears on the Town payroll list for the Wednes- 
day prior to the election or who otherwise is iden- 
tified as an eligible voter. Each voter must be 18 



years of age or over on the day of the election. 
The term of office shall be for two years and 
shall expire on July 1 of each odd numbered year. 
The election of the personnel member shall be 
secret and shall be supervised by a board of three 
election officers appointed by the Town 
Moderator. The election shall be held in June to 
be effective in July. Special elections shall be 
held to fill the unexpired term of the personnel 
member who resigned before the term has ex- 
pired. All elections will be held between the 
hours of 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. on a week- 
day selected by the above mentioned board of 
three election officers. Each permanent full-time 
employee or part-time regular employee with a 
work schedule over twenty (20) or more hours 
per week will be granted one vote. All other eligi- 
ble voters will be granted \£ vote each. 

2. Under Section 3 subtitled Personnel Board, delete 
the fifth paragraph and substitute the following in 
its place: 

No public member of the Personnel Board shall 
be an employee of the Town nor hold Town of- 
fice whether appointed or elected. The person- 
nel member of the Personnel Board shall not be 
an elected official or appointed department 
head but may otherwise be an employee who is 
subject to this by-law. 

3. Under Section 4 subtitled Scope of the Plan and 
Authority of the Personnel Board, delete para- 
graph 4C. 

4. Under Section 6 subtitled Classification of Present 
Town Employees, amend Subsection (e) — "Wage 
and Salary Schedule"— by deleting the existing 
schedule and substituting the following: 

e. Wage and Salary Schedule 
July 1, 1982 - June 30, 1983 



Grade Level 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 



Salary 

$ 7,458- 
8,576- 
9,695- 
10, SU- 
ll, 933 
13,051- 
14,170- 
15,289 
16,407 
17,526 
18,645 
19,763 
20,882 
22,000 
23,120 
24,238 
25,356 
26,476 
27,594 
28,713 



Range 

10,292 
11,835 
13,379 
14,923 
16,468 
18,010 
19,555 
21,099 
22,642 
24,186 
25,730 
27,273 
28,817 
30,360 
31,906 
33,448 
35,004 
36,537 
38,080 
39,624 



22 



5. Under Section 16 subtitled Sick Leave, delete para- 
graph (a) and substitute the following: 

a. All permanent employees of the Town regardless 
of their length of service will earn up to twelve 
(12) days sick leave per year at the rate of one 
day per month. At the end of the calendar year, 
each employee may carry over any unused sick 
leave so that 135 days may be accrued. 

6. Under Section 16 subtitled Sick Leave, delete para- 
graph (b) and substitute the following: 

b. Accrued sick leave will be paid at the time of 
retirement to the maximum extent of 120 days. 
This amendment shall be applicable to all em- 
ployees covered by this by-law including those 
employees previously represented by a labor 
organization. 

7. Under Section 19 subtitled Hours of Work, delete 
paragraph (c) and substitute the following: 

c. Overtime work for those beyond these hours will 
be compensated for at the regular rate of pay 
times one and one-half if so budgeted when the 
budget was prepared at the beginning of the 
fiscal year, otherwise by compensation time off 
at the rate of one and one-half times the over- 
time hours worked. 

8. Under Section 20 subtitled The Work Week, delete 
Section 20 and substitute the following: 

SECTION 20. -THE WORK WEEK 

The work week shall consist of seven days from 
Saturday midnight to Saturday midnight. 

9. Under Section 24 subtitled "Job Titles and Stan- 
dard Rates for Wage and Salaries of the Person- 
nel Wage and Salary By-Law" by deleting the 
following positions: 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL 

1. Veteran's Agent 

2. Clerk, Senior 

3. Town Accountant 

4. Assistant Treasurer 

5. Town Counsel 

6. Executive Secretary 

7. Board of Registrars' Clerk 

8. Board of Reg., three members 

9. Clerk, part-time 

10. Town Aide 

1 1 . Assistant Town Clerk 

LIBRARY: 

7. Library Specialist — Bookkeeper, and further 
amending Section 24 by adding the following 
positions: 



ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL 

1. Executive Secretary 

2. Town Accountant 

3. Veteran's Agent 

4. Town Aide 

5. Assistant to the Assessor 

6. Assistant Town Clerk 

7. Assistant Treasurer 

8. Clerk, Senior 

9. Clerk, Junior 

10. Clerk, part-time 

11. Town Counsel 

12. Board of Reg., three members 

LIBRARY 

7. Technical Services Assistant 

UNDER ARTICLE 2A Alan Murphy moved that the 
Town vote to amend the Personnel Wage and Salary By- 
law by further amending Section 24, Job Titles and Stan- 
dard Rates for Wages and Salaries of the Personnel Wage 
and Salary By-law, to conform to rates of pay negotiated 
by the Town with certain labor organizations pursuant to 
General Laws Chapter 150E, and to reflect current 
salaries and grade levels under the Personnel By-law as 
follows: The Moderator asked for a voice vote on Article 
2A, motion carried. The article reads as follows: 

7/1/82-6/S0/83 

Proposed Level Proposed Salary 
ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL 

1. Executive Secretary 15 

2. Town Accountant 12 

3. Veteran's Agent 8 

4. Town Aide 7 

5. Assistant to the Assessors 5 
6- Assistant Town Clerk 5 
7. Assistant Treasurer 5 
8 Clerk. Senior 4 
9. Clerk. Junior 2 

10. Clerk, pan time 2 

1 1 . Town Counsel 

12. Board of Reg., three memben 

CONSERVATION, PARKS & CEMETERY 

1 . Cemetery Superintendeni 9 

2. Supt . of Insect & Pest Control 

3. Landscaper - Park 2 

4. Laborer - Park 1 

5. Unskilled Laborer »4. #2 

6. Skilled Forest Workman - Conservation . 1 

7. Equipment Operator 4 

8. Park Superintendent 9 

CUSTODIAL 

1. Custodian 2 

LIBRARY 

1 . Library Director 12 

2. Library Assistant Director 7 

3. Branch Librarian - pan-time 4 

4. Librarian. Depanment Head 4 

5. Technical Services Department Head ... 4 

6. Fine Arts Department Head, part-time . . 3 

7. Technical Services Assistant 3 

8. Library Specialist - Circulation 3 

9. Library Specialist - Reference Lib 3 

10. Library Specialist— Sec. /Rec 2 

1 1 . Librarian Assistants 2 

12 Librarian Clerk 1 

13. Aides #2. »4 

1 4 . Supervisor - Maintenance 4 

1 5 . Maintenance Assistant 2 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

I Highway Superintendent 12 

2 . Highway Foreman 9 



J500 PA 
J360 PA. 



$1,250 PA. 



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TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT 

1. Fire Chief #2, #5 

2. Deputy Fire Chief #2. #6 

3. Mechanic (Fire & Police) 6 

TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT 

1. Police Chief 20 

2. Deputy Chief 18 

3. Captain 16 

RECREATION 

1. Director/ Youth Center Coordinator .... 9 

2. Clerk, part-time 2 

3. Waterfront Director #2 $5.00/hr. 

4. Swimming Instructor #2 4.00/hr. 

5. Lifeguard #2 3.75/hr. 

6. Playground Supervisor #2 5.00/hr. 

7. Recreation Specialist #2 4.00/hr. 

8. Recreation Leader #2 3.50/hr. 

9. Youth Center Supervisor 4 

10. Youth Center Leaders 2 

MISCELLANEOUS 

1. Animal Inspector #2 $1,000 P. A. 

2. Building Inspector 10 

3. Gas Inspector #2 5.000 P. A. 

4. Electric Inspector 9 

5. Sealer of Weights & Measures #2 2,000 P. A. 

6. Dog Officer 2 

7. Assistant Dog Officer 1 

8. Clock Winder #2 100 P. A. 

9. Local Inspector 7 

10. Van Driver 3 

FOOTNOTES 

#1 —Represented by Collective Bargaining 

#2-Not in "Job Rating Plan" 

#4 — Federal Minimum Hour Wage 

#5 — Salary will be 200% of the Highest Paid Union Firefighters established by 

State Law. 
#6-Salary will be 84% of the Fire Chief 

Robert Sexton moved to take Article 32 out of order. 
Gordon Reed spoke against the motion, he felt that ar- 
ticles should not be taken out of order. William Drury 
moved the question. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote on the motion to stop debate, Motion carried unani- 
mously. He then asked for a voice vote on the motion to 
take the article out of order, Motion defeated. 



UNDER ARTICLE 3 James R. Doukszewicz, Treas- 
urer, moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $23,884,957.00 and to transfer from: Revenue 
Sharing $500,000 and from the Sinking Fund $24,000 for 
a total of $24,408,957.00 to defray Town charges for the 
fiscal period from July 1, 1982, to June 30, 1983. 

George Ripsom stated that the budgets will not be 
voted on individually but may be discussed individually 
and a vote will be taken on the entire budget as presented 
at the end of the Veterans Benefits Department. The 
Budgets from Accounting to Town Clerk were discussed. 

James Doukszewicz, Treasurer, moved to amend his 
salary to a 2% increase from the Finance Committee's 
recommended figure. Mr. Doukszewicz stated that this 
represents the increase due to him last year, but due to an 
oversite he did not receive the increase. This 2% is the 
amount of $529.00, which if passed would increase the 
Finance Committee's figure of $25,935.00 to $26,464.00. 
Also the figure for the Total Treasurer/Collector Dept. 
would be increased from $119,096.00 to $119,625.00. 
After a lengthy discussion, in which a number of voters 
spoke in favor of the increase, the Moderator asked for a 
voice vote on the motion to amend, Motion carried. 



The budgets from Tree Warden to Veterans Benefits 
were discussed. 

James R. Doukszewicz, Treasurer moved that the 
Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum as amended 
of $23,885,486.00 and to transfer from: Revenue Sharing 
$500,000 and from the Sinking Fund $24,000 for an 
amended total of $24,409,486.00 to defray Town 
Charges for the fiscal period from July 1, 1982 to June 30, 
1983. Motion Carried, unanimously. The budget reads as 
follows: 

Note (A) Wages Subject to Collective Bargaining 

Finance Comm. Recom. 
ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 

1 . Wages and Salaries $ 60 , 888 . 

2. Expenses 1,500. 

3. Outlay L 

TOTAL ACCOUNTING DEPT. 



ANIMAL INSPECTOR DEPARTMENT 

4. Inspector's Salary 

5. Expenses 

TOTAL ANIMAL INSPECTORS DEPT. 

BOARD OF APPEALS 

6. Expenses 



ASSESSOR'S DEPARTMENT 

7. Total Salaries 

8. Total Expenses 

9. Outlay 

10. Legal Services 

TOTAL ASSESSORS DEPT. 



CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

1 1 . Total Salaries 

12. Total Expenses 

13. Out of State 

14. Outlay 

Total Cemetery Dept. 
Transfer from P/C Interest 

NET COST CEMETERY DEPT. 

CIVILIAN DEFENSE 

15. Expenses 

16. Outlay 

TOTAL CIVILIAN DEFENSE 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

17. Expenses 

CONSTABLE 

18. Constable's Salary 

COUNCIL ON AGING 

19. Salary (Van Driver) 

20. Expenses 

TOTAL COUNCIL on AGING 

DEBT AND INTEREST 

21. Total Debt 

22. Total Interest 

TOTAL DEBT and INTEREST 



62,389. 



1,000. 
200. 



1,200. 



4,247. 



81,506. 
25,880. 

1. 

1. 



107,388. 



84,169. 

16,118. 

300. 

1. 



100,588. 
10,000. 



90,588. 



2,040. 
1,026. 



3,066. 



9,575. 



150. 



11,537. 
14,000. 



25,537. 



1,588,000. 
207,605. 

1,795,605. 



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DOG OFFICER 

23. Wages and Salaries 

24. Expenses 

25. Care of Deceased Animals 

TOTAL DOG OFFICER 

EDWARDS MEMORIAL BEACH 

26. Expenses 

ELECTIONS 

27. Wages and Expenses 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

28. Expenses 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

29. Total Salaries 

30. Total Expenses 

31. Out of State 

32. Outlay 

TOTAL FIRE DEPT. 

Appropriation from Revenue Sharing for 

Salaries 

NET COST FIRE DEPT. 



19,546. 


Total Insurance Department 
Transfer from Sinking Fund 


773,342. 
24,000. 


2,169. 
2,500. 


NET COST INSURANCE DEPT. 


749,342. 


24,215. 
1,000. 


LAW DEPARTMENT 

53. Town Counsel 

54. Legal Services 

55. Misc. Expenses & Assoc. Dues 


500. 

25,000. 

750. 




TOTAL LAW DEPT. 


26,250. 


19,000. 
1,250. 


LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 

56. Wages and Salaries 

57. Total Expenses 

58. Books and Periodicals 

59. Outlay 


230,354. 

38,770. 

66,800. 

1. 



1.611,027. 

80,646. 

1. 

1,245. 

1,692.919. 

250,000. 
1,442,919. 



HEALTH AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT 



33. Total Salaries 

34. Total Expenses 

35. Out of State Expenses 

36. Outlay 

TOTAL HEALTH DEPT. 

H IGHWAY DEPARTMENT 



52,921. 

13,751. 

300. 

1. 



66,973. 



37. Total Salaries 


391.385. 


38. Total Expenses 


230,001. 


39. Waste Collection 


439.000. 


40. Snow and Ice 


250.000. 


TOTAL HIGHWAY DEPT. 


1.310,386. 


HISTORICAL COMMISSION 




41 . Expenses 


1.000. 


HYDRANT SERVICE 




42. Center 


44,250. 


43. North 


17,976. 


44. East 


7.000. 


45. South 


5.500. 


TOTAL HYDRANT SERVICE 


74,726. 



INSECT PEST CONTROL 

46. Superintendent's Salary 

47. Expenses 

TOTAL INSECT PEST CONTROL 

INSPECTION DEPARTMENT 

48. Total Salaries 

49. Total Expenses 

50. Out of State Expense 
TOTAL INSPECTION DEPT. 

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 

51 . Prop. Liab. & All Types 

52. Chapter 32-B 



1,250. 
10.735. 



11.985. 



92,937. 

11.776. 

200. 



104.913. 



300,000. 
473,342. 



Total Library Department 
Less — State Funds Received 

NET COST LIBRARY DEPT. 

MODERATOR 

60. Moderator's Salary 



335,925. 
15,587. 

320,338. 



300. 



NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 

32.68% assessment 546,649. 



PARK DEPARTMENT 

62. Wages and Salaries 

63. Expenses 

64. Outlay 

TOTAL PARK DEPT. 

PERSONNEL BOARD 

65. Expenses 

PLANNING BOARD 

66. Expenses 

67. Outlay 

TOTAL PLANNING BOARD 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

68. Total Salaries 

69. Total Expenses 

70. Chiefs Out of State 

71. Outlay 
AUXILIARY POLICE 

72. Expenses 

73. Outlay 

Total Police Department 

Appropriation from Revenue Sharing for 

Salaries 

NET COST POLICE DEPT. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

74. Wages and Salaries 

75. Total Expenses 

76. Public Building Supervision Fee 

77. Outlay 

TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

RECREATION COMMISSION 

78. Salaries 

79. Expenses 

80. Outlay 

TOTAL RECREATION 



26,751. 

3,250. 

1. 



30.002. 



650. 



13,100. 
1. 



13.101. 



1,338,769. 

183,901. 

1,050. 

14.880. 

3,470. 
400. 

1,542,070. 

250,000. 
1,292,070. 



22,679. 

30,500. 

5,500. 

L 

58,680. 



10,269. 

12,800. 

500. 

23,569. 



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REGISTRAR'S DEPARTMENT 

81 . Wages and Salaries 

82. Total Expenses 

83. Outlay 

TOTAL REGISTRAR'S DEPT. 



13,691. 

10,641. 

1. 



24,333. 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

84. Total 15,050,709. 
Minus PL 874 . 64,000. 
Sub-Total 14,986,709. 
Minus Educational Collaborative Funds 15,500. 

TOTAL TOWN FUNDS 14,971,209. 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES 

85. Salary 2,000. 

86. Expenses 300. 



TOTAL SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES 2,300. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 

87. Total Salaries 

88. Total Expenses 

89. Outlay 

90. Out of State Expense 

TOTAL SELECTMEN'S DEPT. 

SEWER COMMISSION 

91. Professional Fees 

92. Expenses 

TOTAL SEWER COMMISSION 

STREET LIGHTING 

93. Street Lighting 

TOWN AIDE 

94. Salaries 

95. Expenses 

TOTAL TOWN AIDE 



61,048. 

22,251. 

1. 

500. 



83,800. 



12,500. 
3,250. 



15,750. 



100,000. 



17,247. 
830. 



18,077. 



500. 



60,742. 

3,700. 

1. 



TOWN CELEBRATION COMMITTEE 

96. Expenses 

TOWN CLERK DEPARTMENT 

97. Total Salaries 

98. Total Expenses 

99. Outlay 

TOTAL TOWN CLERK DEPT. 

TREASURER AND COLLECTOR 

100. Total Salaries 

101. Total Expenses 

102. Outlay 
TOTAL TREASURER/COLLECTOR DEPT. 1 19,625. 



64,444. 


96,905. 

22,719. 

1. 



TREE WARDEN DEPARTMENT 

103. Total Salaries 

104. Expenses 

105. Outlay 

TOTAL TREE WARDEN DEPT. 

UNCLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT 

106. Ambulance Service 

107. Bus Transportation subsidy 

108. Cable T. V. Commission 



1,001. 

13,875. 

1. 



14,877. 



1. 
1. 

,360. 



109. Clerk of Committees 1 . 

110. Cultural Council 1 00 . 

111. Energy Committee 1 00 . 

112. Historic District Commission 750. 

113. Home Rule Advisory Committee 1 . 

114. Industrial Development Comm . 100. 

115. Lowell Mental Health Assoc . 8,695. 

116. Memorial Day Expense 1 . 

117. N.M. A. C. Assessment 8,016. 

118. Preliminary Project Studies 1 . 

119. Share Inc. (Drug Rehab.) 0. 

120. Sign Advisory Committee 1 00 . 

121. Town Clock Expense 525. 

122. Town Festival Committee . 

123. Town & Finance Comm. Reports 7,000. 

124. Unemployment benefits — due state 125,000. 

125. Veterans Pension Claims 6,000. 

TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED DEPTS. 



VARNEY PLAYGROUND 

126. Labor— Part Time 

127. Expenses 

128. Outlay 

TOTAL VARNEY PLAYGROUND 



157,752. 



3,500. 

1,499. 

1. 



5,000. 



30,306. 

3,300. 

150. 

55,000. 



VETERANS BENEFITS DEPARTMENT 

129. Wages and Salaries 

130. Expenses 

131. Outlay 

132. Cash & Material Grants 

TOTAL VETERANS BENEFITS DEPT. 88,756. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4 James Doukszewicz, Treasurer, 
moved that the Town vote to authorize the Town Treas- 
urer, with the aproval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning July 1, 1983; in accordance with 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article, 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5 James Doukszewicz, Treasurer, 
moved that the Town vote to request the Department of 
Revenue, Division of Accounts of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to make an audit of all accounts in all 
departments in the Town of Chelmsford. 

The Finance Committee recommended this article, 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to transfer from overlay surplus reserve the 
sum of $3,342.90 with which to meet bills for previous 
years. 

The Finance Committee recommended this article, 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 7 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town voted to raise and appropriate the sum of $1 .00 
to match LEA A Federal Funds, for the purpose of pro- 
viding mutual aid programs for the Police Department. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article, 
Motion carried, unanimously. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 8 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$656,632.00 to pay the Treasurer of the Middlesex Coun- 
ty Retirement System, the said amount being the Town's 
share of the pension expense and military service funds. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9 George Ripsom, Chairman of 
the Finance Committee, moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of S250.000.00 to be used 
as a Reserve Fund at the discretion of the Finance Com- 
mittee, as provided in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 
6. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of SI .00 
to pay reasonable hospital, medical and surgical, chiro- 
practic, nursing, pharmaceutical, prosthetic and related 
expenses, and reasonable charges for podiatry pursuant 
to the provisions of Chapter 41. Section 100B, for certain 
retired Police Officers and Firefighters as classified under 
Chapter 41, Section 100B of the Massachusetts General 
Laws, accepted by vote of the 1979 Annual Town Meet- 
ing. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 11 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
SI, 800. 00 to be used to join or buy into Elder services of 
Merrimack Valley, Inc. for the purpose of obtaining ser- 
vices for the care of the Town's Older Americans. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12 Selectman Ready, moved to 
withdraw this article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the town vote to appropriate and transfer from the 
Stabilization Fund the sum of $294,000.00 for the pur- 
pose of resurfacing portions of certain streets throughout 
the Town with Type I Bituminous Concrete, and other 
road materials. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article, 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 14 Selectman Ready moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$36,000.00 to alleviate certain drainage problems ex- 
isting in the Town under the supervision of the Board of 
Selectmen. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article, 
Motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 15 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to appropriate and transfer from the 



Stabilization Fund the sum of $36,000.00 for the purpose 
of puchasing four (4) new four door sedan police cruisers, 
said purchase to be made under the supervision of the 
Board of Selectmen. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article, 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 16 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to appropriate and transfer from the 
Stabilization Fund the sum of $21,000.00 for the pur- 
chase of equipment for the Highway Department, such 
purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board 
of Selectmen, as follows: 

a. one (1) Pickup Truck 

b. one (1) Sander Body 

The Finance Committee recommended the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 17 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to appropriate and transfer from the 
Stabilization Fund the sum of $10,490. for the purchase 
of equipment for the Fire Department, such purchase to 
be made under the supervision of the Board of Select- 
men, as follows: 

a. Six (6) Self Contained Breathing Apparatus 

b. One Thousand (1000) feet of IVi inch hose 

c. One Portable Radio 

The Finance Committee recommended the article, 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell 
by good and sufficient bill of sale equipment presently be- 
ing used by the Highway Department, Police Department 
and Fire Department. 

Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 19 Kenneth Taylor, Chairman of 
the School Committee, moved that the Town vote to bor- 
row the sum of $637,000. for the purpose of school 
building capital improvements and preservation in- 
i hiding energy conservation components, and authorize 
the School Committee to proceed with the work of said 
project and to enter into all necessary and proper con- 
tracts and agreements in respect thereto, and to do all 
other acts necessary. 

George Ripsom of the Finance Committee, moved to 
amend this article to read the sum of $473,061 . and pre- 
sented a list of which schools would receive the money 
and the amount to be spent. Superintendent Bradshaw 
spoke against the motion, and explained why the School 
Committee needed the amount requested. A discussion 
followed. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the 
motion to amend, which left the chair in doubt, he asked 
for a show of hands, motion carried. Samuel Poulton 
moved to amend the figure to read $560,061, and ex- 
plained that the Byam School needed new windows and 
that the Gym floor at the High School needed to be re- 
paired. The Finance Committee spoke against the motion 
to amend. After a lengthy discussion, the Moderator ask- 
ed for a voice vote on the motion to amend, motion de- 



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feated. He then asked for a voice vote on the main motion 
as amended with the figure of $473,061., Motion carried, 
unanimously and the article reads as follows: 

To see if the Town will vote to borrow a sum of 
$473,061 . for the purpose of School Building Capital im- 
provements and preservation including energy conserva- 
tion components as follows: 

A. High School Roof 33,950 

B. High School Ceiling 23,101 

C. High School Lockers 39,860 

D. McCarthy Roof 117,100 

E. Parker Roofs 88,500 

F. Graniteville Rd. Fields 25,000 

G. Energy Retrofit (Matching Grants) 145,550 

High School 
McCarthy 
Parker 
Harrington 

And authorize the School Committee to proceed with 
the work of said project and to enter into all necessary 
and proper contracts and agreements in respect thereto, 
and to do all other acts necessary, or act in relation 
thereto. 



A hand count was taken, Yes 167 No 81, 
ried. 



Motion car- 



Jean Rook moved to reconsider Article 19. Motion de- 
feated by voice. 

UNDER ARTICLE 22 Selectman Ready moved that 
the Town vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5 Clause 17C. 

Assessor Victor Stewart spoke about the article, and ex- 
plained that this was a law that would effect the Widow's 
abatement clause where as the Town would pay the 
abatements instead of the state reimbursing the Town as 
presently being done. The Finance Committee and the 
Board of Selectmen were against this article. Motion de- 
feated by voice. 

Selectmen moved to adjourn the meeting until Monday 
evening May 3rd, at 7:30 PM at the McCarthy Junior 
High Gym. Motion carried unanimously. 

The meeting adjourned at 10:55 PM. 



Dennis McHugh 
Moderator 



Mary E. St.Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



UNDER ARTICLE 20 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to appropriate and transfer from the 
Stabilization Fund the sum of $200,000. for the purpose 
of preparing design plans and for construction of renova- 
tions to the North Elementary School Property, including 
necessary site preparation. 

The Finance Committee does not recommend this arti- 
cle. After a lengthy discussion in which a lot of voters 
spoke in favor and against, Elias Safdie moved that the 
article be tabled until such time as the Board of Select- 
men can prepare a presentation to the town. The Moder- 
ator asked for a voice vote on the motion to table the arti- 
cle. This left the chair in doubt, he then asked for a show 
of hands, Motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 21 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$23,400. and transfer from proceeds from Sale of Real 
Estate Account the sum of $76,000. for the purpose of 
renovating the Center Town Hall Building. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article. 
David McLachlan spoke against the article. The Select- 
men were in favor of the article. Ronald Wetmore, 
Building Inspector spoke in favor. The Moderator asked 
for a voice vote, Motion defeated. Selectman Emerson 
asked for reconsideration of the article and further ex- 
plained why the Selectmen felt that the renovations 
should be done. After a lengthy discussion the Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the motion to reconsider. Mo- 
tion carried. He then asked for a voice vote on the article, 
which left the chair in doubt, the following tellers came 
forward. 



Julian Zabierek 
Myra Silver 
Sandra Kilburn 
Dan Burke 
Dick Burtt 



Joe Maher 
Ruth Delaney 
Ed Marshall 
Margaret Johnson 
Dorothy Lerer 



ADJOURNED 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

May 3, 1982 

The Adjourned Annual Town Meeting was called to 
order at 7:40 PM by the Moderator Dennis McHugh who 
recognized the presence of a quorum. There were 519 
voters present. 

UNDER ARTICLE 23 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to amend the General By-Laws, Article 
VII, Section 7, by deleting the present Section 7 and 
Substituting in its place the following: 

"Section 7. "Self-Service" and/or "Split Island" Ser- 
vice Stations be permitted in the Town of Chelms- 
ford subject to complying with safety requirements, 
as determined by the local Fire Department and the 
Massachusetts State Fire Marshall." 

The Finance Committee did not recommend the arti- 
cle. The Selectmen were against the article. William 
Boyle spoke in favor of the article. Gerald Johnson, re- 
tailer for the Shell Oil Co. spoke in favor. James Sousa, 
Captain of the Fire Department spoke against the article. 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the motion, 
which left the chair in doubt, a show of hands was taken, 
Motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 24 John P. Emerson, Jr., moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$1,500. and authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter a 
contract with an approved agency, excluding scientific 
research facilities, for the humane and final disposition of 
live animals confined by the Town pursuant to the 
authority of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 140, 
and that said animals not be delivered for the purpose of 
scientific investigation, experiment or instruction except 



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as mandatorily required by the provisions of Massachu- 
setts General Laws, Chapter 49A. 

Tom Christiano spoke in favor of the article. The 
Finance Committee was against the article. John Emerson 
spoke in favor of the article. The Moderator asked for a 
voice vote, Motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 25 Russell H. Linstad, moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$17,000. for the purpose of purchasing from the North- 
eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NM- 
LEC) under existing contract MRCS-4B with Motorola, 
Twelve (12) new Motorola portable hand held radios, 
model number H34BBU3164A with twenty four (24) ad- 
ditional new batteries, plus a new multiple battery 
charger, to be used by the Chelmsford Police Depart- 
ment, said purchase to be made under the supervision of 
the Board of Selectmen. 

The Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen 
were against the article. Tom Niemaszyk spoke in favor 
and stressed that the need was there for the additional 
radios. The Moderator asked for a voice vote, which left 
the chair in doubt, the following tellers came forward 
and a hand count was taken: 



Richard Burtt 
Dorothy Lerer 
Mary Jo Deleppo 
Carol Stark 
Julian Zabierek 
Ruth Delaney 



Sandra Kilburn 
Margaret Johnson 
Ed Marshall 
George Baxendale 
Norman LeBrecque 



Result of the hand count Yes 256 No 174 Motion car- 
ried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 26 (Hazardous Materials By Law) 
The Finance Committee was in favor of the article. The 
Selectmen were in favor. Selectman Ready stated that 
this by-law was worded just like the Town of Bedford's 
and that the Town Meeting body should not try to amend 
it in any way. Paul McCarthy of the Board of Health 
moved to amend the article, and presented a number of 
sections that he felt should be amended. The Moderator 
made a point of order and stated that the Special Town 
Meeting was advertised to start at 9:00 PM and that the 
Town Meeting body must adjourn at this time in order to 
conduct the Special. When the Special Town Meeting is 
over the Annual Meeting will reconvene to Article 26. 
Motion carried. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

May 3, 1982 

The Special Town Meeting was called to order at 9:02 
PM by the Moderator Dennis McHugh who recognized 
the presence of a quorum. 

Selectman Ready moved that the reading of the Con- 
stable's return of service and the posting of the warrant be 
waived. It was so voted, unanimously. The Moderator 
then read the article. 



UNDER ARTICLE 1 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to transfer from available funds the sum of 
$120,000. for the timely alleviation of the gypsy moth in- 
festation in all affected areas of the Town by the means of 
the aerial spraying of the chemical sevin under the super- 
vision of the Superintendent of Insect Pest Control. 

The Board of Selectmen were in favor of the article. 
The Finance Committee members were three in favor 
and three against. Dr. Famham, and Dr. Beaucher, pre- 
sented a slide presentation stating the effects of the gypsy 
moths on the human skin. Elias Safdie presented a mo- 
tion to amend this article. The Moderator asked for a 
voice vote on the motion to amend. Motion carried. 
George Ripsom asked for reconsideration of the motion 
to amend. A voice vote left the chair in doubt a hand 
count by the tellers was taken, Yes 227 No 180 Motion 
carried. After a lengthy discussion Dolores McGuire mov- 
ed the question. This required a %'s vote a voice vote was 
taken, which left the chair in doubt, a hand count was 
taken by the tellers Yes 412 No 10, Motion carried, no 
more discussion was allowed. A voice vote was taken on 
Mr. Safdie's motion to amend, Motion defeated. Dolores 
McGuire moved the question, which stopped any more 
discussion on the article, Motion carried, unanimously. 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the article. Mo- 
tion defeated. The voice vote was questioned by Mr. 
McDonough and other voters, and the tellers came for- 
ward and took a hand count Yes 202 No 222 the article 
was defeated. Selectman Ready moved to adjourn the 
Special Town Meeting Sine die. Motion carried, the An- 
nual Town Meeting reconvened at 10:25. 

UNDER ARTICLE 26 Paul McCarthy of the Board of 
Health, withdrew his motion to amend. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote motion carried unanimously. The 
article in its entirety reads as follows: 

Selectman Dennis Ready, moved that the Town vote to 
amend the General By-Laws by adding Article X — "Con- 
trol and Management of Hazardous Materials" as follows: 

Section 1. Purpose- There is hereby adopted the 
following measures to provide adequate safeguards from 
hazardous materials which pose substantial present or 
potential hazards to public health, welfare, safety, and to 
the environment, and to establish a program to provide 
for safe management of all such hazardous materials. 

Section 2. Definitions— In this By-Law the following 
terms shall have the following meaning: 

(a) By-law: Town of Chelmsford By-Law entitled 
"Control and Management of Hazardous Materials." 

(b) Disposal: The Unlawful discharge, deposit, injec- 
tion, dumping, spilling, leaking, incineration or placing 
of hazardous materials into or on any land or water so 
that such hazardous materials or any constituent thereof 
may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or 
discharged into any waters, including groundwaters. 

(c) Hazardous Materials: A substance, or combination 
of substances, which because of its quantity, concentra- 
tion, or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics 
may cause, or significantly contribute to an increase in 



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mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or in- 
capacitating reversible illness or pose a substantial pre- 
sent or potential hazard to human health, safety or wel- 
fare or to the environment when improperly treated, 
stored, transported, used or disposed of, or otherwise 
managed, however, not to include solid or dissolved 
materials in irrigation return flows or industrial dis- 
charges which are point sources subject to permits under 
Section 402 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 
1967 as amended, or source, special nuclear or byproduct 
material as defined by the Atomic Energy Acts of 1954. 
Those substances considered to be hazardous materials 
shall include but shall not be limited to substances con- 
sidered to be toxic or hazardous by the Division of Hazar- 
dous Waste of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
under the provision of Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 21 (c). 

(d) Storage: The actual or intended containment of 
hazardous materials in a safe manner so as to prevent 
unlawful disposal. 

Section 3. Prohibitions— The disposal of hazardous 
materials within the Town of Chelmsford is hereby pro- 
hibited except at a hazardous waste disposal facility 
established and maintained in accordance with ap- 
plicable law. Occupancy of any existing or new premises, 
other than residential dwellings, is hereby prohibited ex- 
cept in conformance with the provisions of this By-law. 

Section 4. Control Standards— 

(a) All hazardous materials shall be properly stored 
within a building in product tight containers protected 
from corrosion, accidental damage or vandalism, and 
shall be used and handled in a manner which does not 
constitute disposal. An inventory of such hazardous 
materials stored or handled in quantities that could pose 
a present or potential hazard shall be maintained and re- 
conciled with purchase, use, sales and disposl record at 
sufficient intervals to detect product loss. Subsurface fuel 
and chemical storage facilities in compliance with the 
Town of Chelmsford Underground Fuel and Chemical 
Storage By-law and applicable Massachusetts Fire Pre- 
vention regulations shall be deemed to be in compliance 
with this standard. 

(b) No hazardous materials shall be present in 
materials disposed on the site. Waste materials composed 
in part or entirely of hazardous materials shall be retain- 
ed in product tight containers for removal and disposal 
by a hazardous waste licensee, or as directed by the Board 
of Health or its Enforcement Officer. 

Section 5 . Administration — The provisions of this By- 
law shall be enforced by the Board of Health or by a 
designated Enforcement Officer appointed annually by 
the Board of Health. 

(a) Certificate of Compliance 

(1) New Premises. Owners or occupants of new 
premises, other than residential dwellings, for which a 
building permit is issued after the effective date of this 
By-law shall obtain a Certificate of Compliance prior to 
occupying the premises. 



(2) Existing Premises. Owners or occupants of existing 
premises, other than residential dwellings, shall obtain a 
Certificate of Compliance before January 1, 1983 or upon 
any change in use or occupancy requiring a Certificate of 
Use and Occupancy under Section 119.0 of the Massa- 
chusetts Building Code whichever occurs first. 

(3) Requirements. The Certificate of Compliance shall 
be issued by the Board of Health or by its Enforcement 
Officer upon demonstration by the owner or occupant 
that the use and occupancy of the premises are in confor- 
mance with the requirements of this By-law; or, in the 
case of existing premises not in compliance, shall specify 
a compliance schedule which is reasonable with regard to 
the public health threat involved and the difficulty of 
compliance. 

(b) Compliance Review 

Application for an original Certificate of Compliance 
shall be forwarded by the Board of Health or its Enforce- 
ment Officer to the Board of Selectmen, Conservation 
Commission, Fire Department and Water Department 
for determination that the proposed use meets all control 
standards. All information necessary to demonstrate 
compliance must be submitted, including, but not 
limited to, the following: 

(1) A complete list of all chemicals, pesticides, fuels 
and other potentially hazardous materials to be used or 
stored on the premises in quantities that could pose a pre- 
sent or potential hazard accompanied by a description of 
measures to protect from corrosion, accidental damage, 
or vandalism, leakage or any disposal together with provi- 
sion to control any accidental disposals; and 

(2) A description of hazardous materials to be gener- 
ated, indicating the type of storage and the method and 
place of disposal. 

Any information, record, or particular part thereof, 
obtained by the Board of Health or its Enforcement Of- 
ficer pursuant to the provisions of this By-law, shall, upon 
request, he kept confidential and not considered to be 
public record when it is deemed by the Board that such 
information, record, or report relates to secret processes, 
methods or manufacture, or production or that such in- 
formation, record, or report if made public would 
divulge a trade secret. This section shall not prevent dis- 
closure of any information necessary for an enforcement 
action. 

The Board of Health or its Enforcement Officer shall 
act upon an application within thirty (30) days of a filing. 
Upon failure of the Board of Health or its Enforcement 
Officer to act within said thirty (30) days, the Certificate 
of Compliance shall be deemed to be granted. 

(c) Renewal Application. Application shall be made 
for renewal of the Certificate of Compliance upon change 
in use or occupancy requiring a Certificate of Use and 
Occupancy under the Massachusetts Building Code or 
upon significant change in materials used or stored on the 
premises from those described in the original application. 



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(d) Report of Spills and Leaks. Any person having 
knowledge of a spill, leak or other disposal of hazardous 
materials or violation of this By-law shall report the same 
to the Board of Health or its Enforcement Officer within 
two hours of detection. 

(e) Enforcement. The Board of Health or its Enforce- 
ment Officer may, according to law, enter upon any pre- 
mises at any reasonable time to inspect for compliance 
with the provisions of this By-law. Upon demand by the 
owner or person in control of the premises, however, the 
Board of Health or its Enforcement Officer shall obtain a 
warrant authorizing such entry and inspection. Informa- 
tion necessary to demonstrate compliance shall be sub- 
mitted by the occupant of the premises at the request of 
the Board of Health or its Enforcement Officer. If re- 
quested, samples of hazardous materials shall be provid- 
ed to the Board of Health or its Enforcement Officer for 
testing. All records pertaining to hazardous materials, 
disposal and removal shall be retained for no less than 
five years, and shall be made available for review within 
48 hours of a request. 

(f) Violation. Upon determination by the Board of 
Health of a violation of this By-law, the Board may issue 
such order as it deems appropriate to remedy the viola- 
tion. The order may include a compliance schedule for 
those activities which the Board of Health deems reason- 
ably necessary to abate the violation. 

(g) Penalty. Violation of this By-law shall be 
punishable by a fine of $200.00 for each offense. Each 
day that such violation continues shall constitute a 
separate offense. 

Section 6. Severability. It is hereby declared that the 
provisions of this By-law are severable, and if any provi- 
sions of this By-law shall be declared unlawful by a valid 
judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdic- 
tion, such invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining 
provisions of this By-law. 

Selectman Ready moved to remove article 20 from the 
table. The Moderator attempted a voice vote, which left 
the chair in doubt, the tellers came forward and a hand 
count was taken. Yes 163 No 175. Motion defeated to 
remove the article from the table. 

UNDER ARTICLE 27 Selectman Ready moved that 
the Town vote to amend the General By-Laws, Article 
VII — "Miscellaneous" by adding the following section: 

"Section 9. Town Office Building— Business Hours. 
All Departmental Offices funded by the Town, having 
one or more full-time employees, shall remain open for 
business to the general public during the hours 8:30 AM 
to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday of every week, pro- 
vided, however, that said Offices shall close in observance 
of legal holidays as voted by the Board of Selectmen, and 
at such other times as the Board of Selectmen deem 
necessary to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of 
employees or the general public, and at such other time 
as the Board of Selectmen deem to be in the best interests 
of the Town." 



The Finance Committee supported the article. After a 
lengthy discussion, the Moderator asked for a voice vote, 
which left the chair in doubt, a hand count was taken Yes 
156 No 168 Motion defeated. 

UNDER ARTICLE 28 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to accept the following mentioned street as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown by their 
reports and plans duly filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk: Alpha Road Providing all construction of same 
meets with the requirements of the Board of Selectmen, 
and subject to the withholding of any remaining bonds 
until such requirements have been met. Gordon Reed 
moved to adjourn, Motion defeated. 

The Finance Committee is in favor of the article. Mo- 
tion Carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 29 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to con- 
vey to Andrew F. Sheehan, Laura Sheehan, Mary B. 
Sheehan and Clarida B. Dolan. for the sum of $62,295.71 
all right, title and interest, if any held by the Town in a 
certain parcel of land located on Pine Hill Road, as des- 
cribed in an Order of Taking, dated March 13, 1970 and 
recorded in Middlesex North Registry of Deeds in Book 
1915, Page 721, and shown on a plan entitled "Plan of 
Land in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, surveyed for 
Chelmsford Elementary School Needs Committee, Scale 
1 inch =100 feet, dated February. 1970, by Emmons. 
Fleming and Bienvenu, Inc., Engineers and Surveyors, 
Billerica. Massachusetts," containing 31.52 acres as 
shown on said plan. 

George Ripsom of the Finance Committee moved to 
amend the article to read $142, 100. James Decker of the 
Finance Committee was against the Finance Committee's 
motion. He felt that the Town Meeting Body should hear 
a minority view of the Finance Committee. He felt that 
the Sheehan Family should not have to pay the amount 
that the Committee recommended. He felt that the figure 
of $39,200. the amount that the Town paid for the land 
back in 1970 was the figure that the family should pay. 
but that the figure of $62,295.71 is a fair figure, and if 
the Sheehan Family was willing to pay that price then 
that is the figure that the Town should accept. Attorney 
James Geary, representing the Sheehan family, spoke 
about the article, giving a brief history on the land, and 
how it was taken from the Sheehan family by the Town by 
eminent domain to build a School. Attorney Geary said 
that the family was willing to spend the $62,295.71, but 
added that the town paid the family $39,200. for the land 
when it was taken. Selectman Emerson stated that the 
Board of Selectmen were in favor unanimously for the 
figure of $62,295.71. After a lengthy discussion, John 
Emerson moved the question. Motion Carried, unani- 
mously. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the 
Finance Committee's motion of $412,100. Motion 
defeated. George Kalogeroupoulos moved that the figure 
be amended to read $39,200. The Moderator asked for a 
voice vote, which left the chair in doubt. A hand count 
was taken: Yes 160 No 149, motion carried. The 
Moderator asked for a hand count on the main motion 
with the amended figure of $39,200, Yes 261 No 73. a 
%'s vote was needed for passage, the motion carried. 



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Selectman Ready moved to adjourn the Meeting until 
Monday evening May 10th, 1982 at the McCarthy Junior 
High Gym, at 7:30 PM. Motion Carried, unanimously. 
The Meeting adjourned at 11:30 PM 



Dennis McHugh 
Moderator 



Mary E. St.Hilaire, 
Town Clerk 



Selectman Emerson supported the article as amended. 
A number of residents from the immediate area spoke 
against passage, they cited the dangers of having addi- 
tional traffic on Turnpike Road, plus the location of the 
entrance and exit. After a lengthy discussion the Moder- 
ator asked for a voice vote on the motion to amend, Mo- 
tion carried. The Moderator then asked for a voice vote 
on the article as amended, Motion carried. 



ADJOURNED 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

May 10, 1982 

The Adjourned Annual Town Meeting was called to 
order at 7:35 P.M., by the Moderator Dennis McHugh, 
who recognized a quorum. There were 396 voters pre- 
sent. 

UNDER ARTICLE 30 Selectmen Ready moved that 
the town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$13,500.00 for the purpose of making renovations to the 
New Town Office Building, including the purchase and 
installation of a fireproof curtain. 

Norman Thidemann, Executive Secretary to the Board 
of Selectman, spoke about article and explained why this 
amount was needed. The Finance Committee supported 
the article. Motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 31 Selectman Ready moved that 
the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
convey all right, title and interest, if any, held by the 
Town, or grant an easement over said land, for con- 
sideration to be determined, in a certain parcel of land 
located on Turnpike Road and Mill Road, containing ap- 
proximately 1.61 acres of land, all as shown on Assessors 
Map Plat 127 as Lot 72 being a portion of the land con- 
veyed to the Town by deed of Salathiel Adams dated Oc- 
tober 9, 1823. 

Harry Vandermeer presented to the Town Meeting 
body a diagram showing the location of a building he was 
planning to put on the land. The diagram also showed 
where the location of the entrace and exit from the pro- 
perty onto Turnpike Road, would be. 

George Ripsom of the Finance Committee moved to 
amend the article to read as follows: 

That the Town vote to amend the motion by substitut- 
ing the following: 

To authorize the Board of Selectmen to convey to 
Harry W.A. Vandermeer or Optical Systems, Inc. with 
certain conditions with respect to restriction of traffic, all 
right, title and interest, if any, held by the Town, for con- 
sideration to be determined, in a certain parcel of land 
located on Turnpike Road and Mill Road, containing ap- 
proximately 1.61 acres of land, all as shown on Assessors 
Map Plat 127 as Lot 72, being a portion of the land con- 
veyed to the Town by Deed of Salathiel Adams dated Oc- 
tober 9, 1823. 



UNDER ARTICLE 32 James Brough, moved that the 
Town vote to adopt the following resolution: 

"BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Chelmsford by 
vote of this Town Meeting ask members of the Massachu- 
setts Congressional Delegation to sponsor, co-sponsor or 
support a resolution in the United States Congress to: 

REQUEST the President of the United States to pro- 
pose to the Government of the Soviet Union that the 
United States and the Soviet Union adopt an immediate 
and mutual freeze on the testing, production and deploy- 
ment of all nuclear armaments, with verifiable safe- 
guards satisfactory to both countries." 

James Brough spoke about the article, and asked the 
Town Meeting Body for their support. Richard Miron 
spoke in favor. The Finance Committee was against 
passage of the article. Gordon Reed moved to amend the 
article by substituting the word reduction instead of the 
word freeze. Edward Mc Andrew moved the question. 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote, which left the 
chair in doubt, the tellers came forward and a hand 
count was taken: 



Richard Burtt 
Sandy Kilburn 
Vicki Cooper 
Jim Doukszewicz 
Edward Marshall 
Ruth Delaney 



Myra Silver 
Normand LaBrecque 
Dorothy Lerer 
Julian Zabierek 
Vic Stewart 
Jean Organ 



Result of the hand count Yes 297 No 7 motion carried 
to stop debate. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on 
the motion to substitute the word reduction, Motion 
defeated. More discussion followed, Malcolm Roberts 
moved the question. The Moderator attempted a voice 
vote, which failed and the tellers came forward and a 
hand count was taken Yes 308 No 2 Motion carried to 
stop debate. The Moderator attempted a voice vote on 
the article, which left the chair in doubt, the tellers came 
forward and a hand count was taken: Yes 229 No 82, mo- 
tion carried. 

William Keohane moved to take Article 20 off the 
table. The Moderator asked for a voice vote, which failed 
the tellers came forward and a hand count was taken Yes 
166 No 110, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 20 Selectman Ready, moved that 
the Town vote to appropriate and transfer from the 
Stabilization Fund the sum of $200,000.00 for the pur- 
pose of preparing design plans and for construction of 
renovations to the North Elementary School Property, in- 
cluding necessary site preparation. 



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Steve Wojcik, the architect that the Selectman hired to 
draw up plans showing the work to be done at the North 
School Property, presented a plan and explained what 
was to be done. 

The Finance Committee did not recommend the arti- 
cle. They felt that if another project would coincide with 
the Development of the gym then at that time they would 
recommend the monies needed to restore the building. 
Ruth Delaney, Chairman of the Housing Authority spoke 
about the property. She said that the CHA was in favor of 
obtaining the property for future housing for the elderly, 
and that if the state would provide the monies needed 
then the CHA would commit themselves to that site for 
future housing. Chelmsford needs more elderly housing 
and if the Town would be willing to commit that property 
or any development of that property to co-incide with 
building elderly housing, she telt that once the monies 
were made available, then Chelmsford would have a good 
chance of receiving the necessary permission to start 
developing the property, as elderly housing. 

Edward Hilliard moved to amend the figure to read 
$15,000. Selectmen Emerson moved to amend the article 
by adding additional wording which would put the 
money aside but not use it until the CHA develops the 
property. The Finance Committee was in favor of Select- 
man's motion. Discussion followed. Mr. Hilliard moved 
to withdraw his motion to amend, the Moderator made a 
point. of order, in which Selectman Emerson would have 
to withdraw his motion first, then Mr. Hilliard could 
withdraw his, then Selectman Emerson would have to re- 
submit his motion. It was done just that way, and the mo- 
tion carried on both votes, to withdraw. Selectman Emer- 
son moved to amend the article with the following word- 
ing: subject to funding and final approval of elderly hous- 
ing on the same site. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote on the motion to amend, which left the chair in 
doubt, a hand count was taken by the tellers Yes 141 No 
138, motion carried. George Merrill moved for recon- 
sideration of the amendment. The Moderator asked for a 
voice vote which failed the tellers came forward and a 
hand count was taken Yes 122 No 167. motion defeated. 
George Kalogeropoulos moved the question. A voice vote 
was taken by the Moderator which failed, the tellers came 
forward and a hand count was taken. Yes 274 No Mo- 
tion carried. The Moderator attempted a voice vote on 
the main article as amended, which left the chair in 
doubt, the tellers came forward and hand count was 
taken, Yes 227 No 48 Motion carried, the article reads as 
follows: 

Selectmen Ready moved that the Town vote to ap- 
propriate and transfer from the Stabilization Fund the 
sum of $200,000.00 for the purpose of preparing design 
plans and for construction of renovations to the North 
Elementary School Property, including necessary site 
preparation. Subject to funding and final approval of 
elderly housing on the same site. 

UNDER ARTICLE 33 The Board of Selectmen and 
the Finance Committee were in favor of this article. John 
R. Bowles moved to amend this article.** The Planning 
Board Chairman Carolyn Fenn read the Board's recom- 
mendation concerning this article which is as follows: 



The Planning Board held a Public Hearing on Article 
33 on April 14, 1982 and after discovering a discrepancy 
in the number of children to be cared for in this amend- 
ment's definition and the number required in the Depart- 
ment of Children Rules & Regulations definition of 
"Family Day Care Homes", the majority of the Planning 
Board voted to recommend against this article in its pre- 
sent form. The Planning Board vote was 4 in favor and 1 
opposed. 

Mr. Bowles moved to withdraw his motion to amend. 
Motion carried by voice vote. (He wanted to add to his 
motion an additional sentence.) 

Mr. Bowles moved to amend the article by adding a 
sentence to the end of the first paragraph under number 
1. 

**See end of article for wording. 

Mr. Bowles stated the reasons why he felt this article 
should be amended. Peggy DeStepano spoke on the 
reasoning behind the article. Presently many of the 
"Family Day Care" mothers have licenses through the Of- 
fice of Children, but because Chelmsford does not have a 
special section in the Town Zoning laws, these residences 
are considered Home Occupations which would mean 
that the Licensed Mother would need a variance from the 
Board of Appeals in order to conduct a "Family Day 
Care". Once Chelmsford accepted a district regulation 
regarding family day care then there would be no viola- 
tions occuring. Town Counsel James Harrington stated 
that the original article was legal except for the wording 
of Dept. of Children should say Office of Children. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote on the motion to 
amend. Motion carried. Robert Fesmire moved to amend 
the amendment "The Town does not apply any restric- 
tions, other that provided by state law, as pertaining to 
the private arrangements by private citizens for the care 
of their children." Motion defeated by voice vote. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote on the motion as 
amended by Mr. Bowles (which includes the additional 
sentence) Motion defeated. Mr. Bowles moved to amend 
the article (as he originally had at the start of the article) 
Motion carried, by voice vote. The Moderator then asked 
for a voice vote on the article as amended, Motion car- 
ried, unanimously. Article 33 reads as follows: 



1 . Amend Article V - "Definitions" by adding between 
the definitions of "Family" and "Farm" the following 
definition: 

"Family Day Care Home" — Any private residence 
which on a regular basis receives for temporary custody 
and care during part or all of the day, children under 
seven years of age or children under sixteen years of age if 
such children have special needs. Provided, however, in 
either case, that the total number of children shall not ex- 
ceed more than six, including participating children liv- 
ing in the residence. 

2. Amend Article II "District Regulations" — Section 
2300 — Use Regulations schedule, by adding under "Ac- 
cessory Uses" the following: 



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Family Day Care Plan: 

RA RB RC RM CA CB CC CD IA IS RMH 
PPPOOOOOOOO 

3. Amend Article IV "Special Regulations" — by ad- 
ding Section 4110A as follows: 

"41 10A — Family Day Care Homes" — Family Day Care 
Home providers shall be registered with and have obtain- 
ed all applicable licenses from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts Office of Children and shall be in full com- 
pliance with all applicable Rules and Regulations pro- 
mulgated by the Office of Children as set forth in accord- 
ance with Chapter 28A of the General Laws, particularly 
Sections 9 through 13 thereof, and in accordance with 
Section 13 of Chapter 785 of the Acts of 1972. Providers 
shall also comply with the provisions of the Life Safety 
Code adopted by the National Fire Protection Associa- 
tion, Section 10-9, Family Child Day Care Homes, and 
any amendments of revisions thereto; or act in relation 
thereto. The following regulations 4112, 4113, 4114, 
4115, and 4116 applicable to Section 4110 — Home Occu- 
pations shall apply to 41 10A — Family Day Care Homes. 

Selectman Ready moved that the Town Meeting Body 
adjourn to Monday May 17th, 1982 at the McCarthy 
Junior Gym. Motion Carried. The Meeting adjourned at 
11:35 PM. 



Sandy Kilburn 
Gordon Marshall 



Bruce Gullion 



Dennis McHugh, 
Moderator 



Mary E. St.Hilaire, 
Town Clerk 



ADJOURNED 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

May 17, 1982 

The Adjourned Annual Town Meeting was called to 
order at 7:35 PM by the Moderator Dennis McHugh, who 
recognized the presence of a quorum, there were 208 
voters present. 

The Moderator then appointed Selectman Dennis 
Ready to act as Temporary Moderator until the end of 
Articles 34, 35, 36, at which time beginning with Article 
37 he will preside over the meeting again. The articles 
mentioned will be represented by Attorney Shanahan, 
whose law practice is located in the same building as Den- 
nis McHugh's law practice, Moderator McHugh felt it 
best at this time if he did not preside over the meeting un- 
til Article 37. The Town Clerk Mary E. St.Hilaire, then 
swore in Selectman Dennis Ready, as Temporary Moder- 
ator. 

Attorney Shanahan moved to postpone Article 34 until 
immediately after the conclusion of Article 36. The Tem- 
porary Moderator asked for a voice vote on the motion to 
postpone the article, which left the chair in doubt, the 
following tellers came forward and a hand count was 
taken: 

Joe Maher Dorothy Lerer 

Richard Burtt Julian Zabierek 

Normand LaBrecque Carol Stark 



Hand count result: Yes 119 No 13 Motion Carried 

UNDER ARTICLE 35 Joseph Shanahan moved that 
the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law of the Town 
of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to change from Single 
Residence (RB) to Roadside Commercial (CB) the follow- 
ing described land of James S. Emanouil, Timothy S. 
Emanouil, Peter S. Emanouil and Spiros Emanouil: 

A Certain parcel of land situated on the Northerly side 
of Littleton Road bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the most Southwesterly corner 
of said land at the intersection of Hunt Road and Little- 
ton Road (Route 110); thence running East in two (2) 
courses seven hundred and five and 11/100 (705.11) feet 
to a point at land of James S. Emanouil et al; thence turn- 
ing and running North by said land of James S. Emanouil 
et al in three (3) courses two hundred ninety-nine and 
92/100 (299.92) feet to a point at the most Northeasterly 
corner of said land; thence turning and running West by 
land of James S. Emanouil et al and land of Christy 
Emanouil and Dorothy I. Emanouil in two (2) courses six 
hundred ninety-three and 72/100 (693.72) feet; thence 
turning and running South by the Easterly line of said 
Hunt Road in three (3) courses three hundred ninety- 
seven and 26/100 (397.26) feet to the point of beginning. 

Containing five and 60/100 (5.60) acres more or less 
and being a portion of the land shown on Chelmsford 
Assessors Plat 188, Parcel 193. 

Joseph Shanahan, representing the Emanouil family on 
said article gave a brief presentation explaining the 
history of the land and the family businesses located on 
the property. Carolyn Fenn chairman of the Planning 
Board read the board's recommendation: 

The Planning Board held a Public Hearing on this Ar- 
ticle on April 14, 1982. Based on its review and the infor- 
mation presented by the applicant, the majority of the 
Planning Board voted to recommend in favor of this arti- 
cle because of the existing buildings located on this parcel 
of land and the location of the property as it pertains to 
the existing zoning on this portion of Route 110. The 
Planning Board vote was 4 in favor and 1 abstention. 

George Ripsom of the Finance Committee, said that 
the Board was not in favor of this article, and asked the 
Town Meeting Body to vote against passage. The Board 
of Selectmen were in favor of the article. William Reid 
spoke against the article. The Temp. Moderator attemp- 
ted a voice vote which left the chair in doubt, the tellers 
came forward and a hand count was taken (a %'s vote 
was needed) Yes 129 No 45 Motion passes. 

UNDER ARTICLE 36 Joseph Shanahan moved that 
the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law of the Town 
of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to change from Single 
Residence (RB) to Multiple Residence, (RM) the follow- 
ing described land of Richard Joseph Soucier and 
Theresa D. Soucier: 



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A certain parcel of land situated on the Northeasterly 
side of U.S. Route 3 bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the Northeasterly side of U.S. 
Route 3, said point being the Southerly corner of land of 
H.E. Fletcher Co.; thence running Northeasterly by said 
land of H.E. Fletcher Co. one hundred sixty-one and 
13/100 (161.13) feet to a point at land of the Congrega- 
tional Church of North Chelmsford; thence running 
Northeasterly by said land of the Congregational Church 
of North Chelmsford Six hundred fifty-three and 40/100 
(653.40) feet to a point at land of H.E. Fletcher Co. and 
Town of Chelmsford; thence turning and running South- 
erly by said land of Town of Chelmsford three hundred 
five and 25/100 (305.25) feet to a point at land of Surf- 
view Realty Corp: thence running Southerly by said land 
of Surfview Realty Corp. in three (3) courses eight hun- 
dred twelve and 93/100 (812.93) feet to a point at the 
Northerly side of a ramp to the aforementioned U.S. 
Route 3; thence turning and running Westerly by said 
ramp to U.S. Route 3 two hundred eighty-two and 
09/100 (282.09) feet to the intersection of said ramp and 
U.S. Route 3; thence turning and running Northwesterly 
by the Northeasterly sideline of said U.S. Route 3 six hun- 
dred thirty and 39/100 (630.39) feet to the point of be- 
ginning. 

Containing 8 and 98/100 (8.95) acres more or less and 
being shown on Chelmsford Assessors Plat 69. Parcel 8C. 

Joseph Shanahan, representing the Soucier family gave 
a brief presentation explaining the situation of the land 
being land locked due to the building of Route 3. Carolyn 
Fenn Chairman of the Planning Board read the Board's 
recommendation: 

The Planning Board held a Public Hearing on Article 
36 on April 14. 1982. Based on its review of this article, 
the Planning Board unanimously voted to recommend in 
favor of this zoning change. Because of its location, the 
Planning Board feels that tnis would be an appropriate 
zoning change for this particular parcel of land. 

The Finance Committee was in favor of the article. 
The Board of Selectmen also was in favor. A discussion 
followed a number of residents from the area spoke 
against the article. Due to the Surfview Realty Corp. 
owning 20 acres next to the property, the neighbors had 
not had any communication from Surfview indicating 
what would be done with that land, and they felt that if 
this article wasn't passed the Surfview Corp. wouldn't 
gain any more land (this is if the Soucier family was to sell 
the land to Surfview). Attorney Shanahan said that at this 
point the Soucier family just wanted to change the zoning 
they didn't know if the Surfview Corp. was interested in 
their land. Regardless the Surfview Corp. didn't need the 
Soucier land to build on, they had enough of their own 
land to go ahead and build whenever they wanted to. The 
Temp. Moderator asked for a hand count on the article: 
Yes 146 No 19, a %'s vote is required, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 34 Joseph Shanahan moved that 
the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law of the Town 
of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to change from Single 
Residence (RB) to Multiple Residence (RM) the following 
described land of James S. Emanouil et al: 



A certain parcel of land situated on the Southerly side 
of Route 495, bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the Southerly side of Route 
495, said point being the most Northwesterly corner of 
said land at the intersection of Hunt Road and Route 
495; thence running East by the Southerly line of said 
Route 495 nine hundred and 00/100 (900.00) feet to a 
point at the most Northeasterly corner of said land; 
thence turning and running South in two (2) courses 
seven hundred fifty-nine and 83/100 (759.83) feet to a 
point at the most Southeasterly corner of said land; 
thence turning and running West four hundred forty- 
three and 72/ 100 (443.72) feet to a point at land of Chris- 
ty Emanouil and Dorothy I. Emanouil; thence turning 
and running North by said land of Christy Emanouil and 
Dorothy I. Emanouil two hundred twenty-three and 
00 100 (223.00) feet to a point at the most Northeasterly 
corner of said land of Christy Emanouil and Dorothy I. 
Emanouil; thence turning and running Southewest in two 
(2) courses two hundred eighty-two and 57/100 (282.57) 
feet to a point at Hunt Road; thence turning and running 
North three hundred and six and 75/100 (306.75) to the 
point of beginning. 

Containing nine and 30/100 (9.30) acres more or less 
and being a portion of the land shown on Chelmsford 
Assessors Plat 188, Parcel 193, and all of the land shown 
on Chelmsford Assessors Plat 188, Parcel 193C. 

Attorney Shanahan, representing the Emanouil Fami- 
ly, spoke about the article and explained that the land is 
zoned Single Residence and is surrounded by Multiple 
Residence. 

Carolyn Fenn, Chairman of the Planning Board, read 
the Board's recommendation: 

The Planning Board held a Public Hearing on Article 
34 on April 14, 1982. After careful review of this propos- 
ed zoning change, the Planning Board unanimously 
voted to recommend against this article because of the 
wetland and floodplain conditions that exist on this 
parcel of land and also the fact that it will create an 
isolated (RB) house lot that will almost be entirely sur- 
rounded by an RM zone. 

The Finance Committee does not support the article. 
The Board of Selectmen unanimously support the article. 
The Temp. Moderator asked for a hand count on the ar- 
ticle: Yes 127 No 58 a %\ vote was needed, motion car- 
ried. 

The Temporary Moderator turned the meeting over to 
Moderator Dennis McHugh. 

UNDER ARTICLE 37 William Spence moved that the 
Town vote to elect one Constable for a term of three (3) 
years and in addition authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
appoint for terms not to exceed three (3) years, as many 
additional Constables as they deem necessary, upon the 
recommendation of the elected Constable. 

William Spence, the Constable of Chelmsford, spoke 
about the article, and said that he was in favor of pass- 
age. The Selectmen asked the Town Meeting Body for 



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support of the article. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 38 Selectman Ready moved that 
the Town vote to transfer the sum of $26,232.57 from the 
North School Fire Insurance Proceeds Account to the 
Stabilization Fund. 

The Selectmen were in favor of the article. The 
Finance Committee recommend the article. Motion car- 
ried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 39 Roger Welch, Library Trustee, 
moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of $8,100. and to appropriate and transfer from the 
Stabilization Fund the sum of $52,100. for the purpose of 
automating the Chelmsford Public Library. 

Roger Welch spoke about the article and explained 
why the Library needed to have this system. The Finance 
Committee supported the article but moved to amend the 
article to read raise and appropriate $60,200. (the full 
amount instead of transferring from the stabilization 
fund). After a lengthy discussion Edward Marshall moved 
the question. Motion carried unanimously. The Moder- 
ator asked for a voice vote on the motion to amend. Mo- 
tion carried. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the 
motion as amended, Motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 40 James McBride, Chairman of 
the Conservation Commission moved that the Town vote 
to amend the General By-laws by adding Article XI en- 
titled "General Welands By-Law" 

Section 1: Application 

The purpose of this Bylaw is to protect the wetlands of 
the Town of Chelmsford by controlling activities deemed 
to have a significant effect upon wetland values, in- 
cluding but not limited to the following: public or private 
water supply, groundwater supply, flood control, erosion 
control, storm damage prevention, water pollution, fish- 
eries, shellfish, wildlife, recreation and aesthetics (collec- 
tively, the "interests protected by this Bylaw"). 

No person shall remove, fill dredge, alter or build upon 
or within one hundred feet of any bank, fresh water wet- 
land, beach, flat, marsh, meadow, bog, swamp or lands 
bordering or on any estuary, creek, river, stream, pond or 
lake or any land under said waters or any land subject to 
flooding or innundation, or within one hundred feet of 
the 100-year storm line, other than in the course of main- 
taining, repairing or replacing but not substantially 
changing or enlarging an existing and lawfully located 
structure or facility used in the service of the public and 
used to provide electric, gas, water, telephone, telegraph 
and other telecommunication services, without first filing 
written application for a permit so to remove, fill, 
dredge, alter or build upon, including such plans as may 
be necessary to describe such proposed activity and its ef- 
fect on the environment, and receiving and complying 
with a permit issued by the Conservation Commission. 

Section 1A: Emergency Projects 

This Bylaw shall not apply to emergency projects as 
defined in General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40, which 
are necessary for the protection of the health or safety of 



the citizens of the Commonwealth and to be performed or 
ordered to be performed by an agency of the Common- 
wealth or of the Town. An emergency project may be any 
project certified to be an emergency by the Commission 
or its authorized agent. This Bylaw shall not apply to 
work performed for normal maintenance or improve- 
ment of lands in agricultural use at the time of this ap- 
plication. 

Section 2: Determination Of Applicability 

Any person may request Conservation Commission to 
make a determination as to whether or not this Bylaw ap- 
plies to a particular area of land. 

This request shall be sent by certified mail or hand 
delivered to the Commission or its authorized repre- 
sentative. If the applicant is other than the owner, 
the applicant shall send a copy of the request to the 
owner. If the applicant hand delivers the request to 
the Commission, he/she shall be given a dated 
receipt. 

The Commission shall determine, within 21 days of 
receipt of such request, whether this Bylaw does apply to 
the particular area of land. The Commission will send to 
the applicant a Determination of Applicability. 

The Determination of Applicability will be sent to 
the applicant by certified mail. If the applicant is 
other than the owner, the Commission will send a 
copy of the Determination to the owner by certified 
mail. 

Section 3: Notice Of Intent 

If the particular area of land is subject to this Bylaw, 
then the applicant must file a Notice of Intent. This 
Notice will be on a form available from the Commission. 
Said Notice shall include plans and specifications as re- 
quired of an applicant under G.L., Ch. 131, Section 40, 
as of July 28, 1978. These plans will clearly show the loca- 
tion of wetland boundaries. 

The Notice of Intent may be filed before other permits, 
variances and approvals requred under other Town 
Bylaws, Subdivision Control Law or regulations have 
been obtained. 

The Notice of Intent shall be accompanied by a check 
for the amount of the filing fee (see Filing Fee). No filing 
fee is required when the Town of Chelmsford files a 
Notice of Intent. 

Each Notice of Intent shall be sent by certified mail 
or shall be hand delivered to the Conservation 
Commission or its authorized representative. A per- 
son delivering a Notice of Intent by hand shall be 
given a dated receipt. Copies of the Notice of Intent 
shall be sent by the applicant, at the same time, by 
certified mail or hand delivered, to the Planning 
Board, the Board of Appeals, and the Board of 
Health. Copies of the Notice of Intent shall be sent 
by the applicant, at the same time, by certified mail 
to all abutters and to the owner if other than the 
applicant. A list of persons so notified shall be pro- 
vided to the Commission prior to the Public Hear- 
ing. 



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Section 4: Public Hearing 

The Commission shall hold a Public Hearing on the 
application within 21 days of the filing of the Notice of 
Intent. Notice of the date, time and place of the hearing 
shall be given by the Commission, at the expense of the 
applicant, not less than five days prior to the hearing, by 
publication in a newspaper of general circulation in 
Chelmsford and by mailing a notice to the applicant, the 
Board of Health, Board of Appeals and Planning Board. 
Such hearing may be held at the same time and place as 
any public hearing required to be held under G.L. Ch. 
131, Section 40. If the Commission determines that addi- 
tional data or information is necessary, the hearing may 
be continued to a future date. 

Section 5: Burden Of Proof 

The applicant shall have the burden of proving by 
preponderance of the credible evidence that the work 
proposed in the application will not harm the interests 
protected by this Bylaw. Failure to provide adequate 
evidence to the Commission supporting a determination 
that the proposed work will not harm the interests pro- 
tected by this Bylaw shall be sufficient cause for the Com- 
mission to deny a permit or gTant a permit with condi- 
tions, or, in the Commission's discretion, to continue the 
hearing to another date to enable the applicant or others 
to present additional evidence upon such terms and con- 
ditions as seems to the Commission to be reasonable. 

Section 6: Order Of Conditions 

If after said hearing, the Conservation Commission 
determines that the land on which the proposed work is to 
be done is significant to the interests protected by this 
Bylaw, it shall by written order, within 21 days or such 
further time as the Commission and applicant shall agTee 
upon, impose such conditions reasonably necessary for 
the protection of interests described herein and all work 
shall be done in accordance therewith. The Conservation 
Commission may impose such conditions on any proposed 
removing, dredging, filling or altering as it deems neces- 
sary to protect and preserve the interests covered by this 
Bylaw. Such Order of Conditions shall be in writing and 
may be subject to the same constraints as any such order 
issued by the Chelmsford Conservation Commission 
under the provisions of G.L. 131 . Section 40, or successor 
statutes, and shall be issued within 21 days after the 
Public Hearing. Such Order of Conditions shall expire 
one year from the date of issuance. If the project is not 
completed within one year, then 30 days prior to the ex- 
piration date, a one year extension must be applied for. 
No proposed work governed by an Order of Conditions 
shall be undertaken until all permits, approvals and 
variances required by the local Bylaws have been obtain- 
ed and all applicable appeal periods have expired. If the 
Commission determines that the area which is the subject 
of the application is not significant to the interests pro- 
tected by this Bylaw, or that the proposed activity does 
not require the imposition of conditions, it shall issue a 
permit without conditions within 21 days of the public 
hearing. The applicant and all others who have received 
notice of such hearing by mail shall be notified of such 
determination within 21 days after said hearing. 



Section 7. Denial 

The Commission is empowered to deny permission for 
any removal, dredging, filling, or altering, on subject 
lands within the Town, if, in its judgment such denial is 
necessary to protect the interest of this Bylaw. 

Section 8. Relationship To Chapter 131, Section 40 

The Commission shall not impose additional or more 
stringent conditions pursuant to Chapter 131, Section 40 
of the General Laws than it imposes pursuant to this 
Bylaw, nor shall it require a Notice of Intention pursuant 
to Section 40 to provide materials or data in addition to 
those required pursuant to this Bylaw. 

Section 9: Additional Information 

At any time up to the closing of the hearing, the Com- 
mission may require such additional information from 
the applicant as the Commission reasonably deems neces- 
sary. 

Section 10: Entry Upon Land 

The Commission, its agents, and employees may enter 
upon privately-owned land for the purpose of performing 
their duties under this Bvlaw. 

Section 11: Recording 

Both the original order of conditions and a statement 
of compliance with this order shall be recorded with the 
Registry of Deeds of Lowell for the property defined in 
the order. Evidence certifying that recording has been 
done must be returned to the Commission before work 
begins. 

Section 12: Pre-Acquisition Violation 

Any person who purchases, inherits or otherwise ac- 
quires real estate upon which work has been done in 
violation of the provisions of this Bylaw or in violation of 
any permit issued pursuant to this Bylaw shall forthwith 
comply with any such order or restore such land to its 
condition prior to any violation; provided, however, that 
no action, civil or criminal, shall be brought against such 
person unless commenced within three years following 
the date of acquisition of the real estate by such person. 

Section 13: Legal Action 

The Board of Selectmen shall, upon the request of the 
Conservation Commission, instruct Town Counsel to take 
such legal action as may be necessary to restrain a viola- 
tion of this Bylaw, and enforce the orders of the Commis- 
sion hereunder and the Town Counsel shall forthwith 
comply with such instructions. 

Section 14: Regulations 

After due notice and public hearing, the Commission 
may promulgate rules and regulations to effectuate the 
purposes of this Bylaw. Failure by the Commission to pro- 
mulgate such rules and regulations or a legal declaration 
of their invalidity by a court or law shall not act to sus- 
pend or invalidate the effect of this Bylaw. 

Section 15: Fee Schedule 

Rules: 1.) Permit fees are payable at the time of 
application and are non-refundable. 

2.) Permit fees shall be calculated by this 
department per schedule below. 



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3.) Town, County, State or Federal pro- 
jects are exempt from fees. 

4.) No fee is charged for Requests of 
Determination under the law or exten- 
sions of Orders of Condition. 

5.) Failure to comply with the law after 
official notification shall result in fees 
twice those normally assessed. 

Fees: 1.) Wetlands Bylaw Hearing $25.00 

(i.e. dwelling, tennis court, swimming 
pool, bridge, etc.) 

2.) Multiple Dwelling units, Commercial 
and Industrial $100.00 

In addition, if the Commission deems 
it necessary to obtain an independent 
engineering review, the cost of obtain- 
ing adequate engineering and en- 
vironmental information shall be 
borne by the applicant. This cost must 
be paid by the applicant prior to the 
issuance of an Order of Conditions or 
the Commission will render the appli- 
cation incomplete. 

Section 16: Definitions 

The following definitions shall apply in the interpreta- 
tion and implementation of this Bylaw: 

a. The term "person" shall include any individual, 
group of individuals, association, partnership, corpora- 
tion, company, business organization, trust, estate, the 
Commonwealth or political subdivision thereof to the ex- 
tent subject to town bylaws, administrative agencies, 
public or quasi-public corporations or bodies, the Town 
of Chelmsford, and any other legal entity, its legal 
representatives, agents or assigns. 

b. The term "applicant" as used in this Bylaw shall 
mean a person giving Notice of Intention to build, re- 
move, fill, dredge of alter. 

c. The term "alter" shall include, without limitation, 
the following actions when undertaken in areas subject to 
this Bylaw: 

1. Removal, excavation or dredging of soil, sand, 
gravel or aggregate material of any kind; 

2. Changing of pre-existing drainage characteristics, 
flushing characteristics, salinity distribution, sedimenta- 
tion patterns, flow patterns and flood storage retention 
characteristics; 

3. Drainage or other disturbance of water level or 
water table; 

4. Dumping, discharging, filling with any material 
or other activity which may degrade water quality in or 
out of the Town of Chelmsford; 

5. Driving of piles, erection of buildings or structures 
of any kind; 



6. Placing of obstructions whether or not they in- 
terfere with the flow of water; 

7. Destruction of plantlife, including cutting of 
trees; 

8. Changing of water temperature, biochemical ox- 
ygen demand or other physical or chemical characteris- 
tics of the water. 

d. The term "banks" shall mean that part of land ad- 
joining any body of water which confines the water. 

e. The term "marsh", "freshwater wetland", "swamp", 
"wet meadow", "bog", as used in this Bylaw shall be 
defined as defined in G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. 

The Commission may adopt additional definitions not 
inconsistent with this Section 16 of this Bylaw. 

Section 17: Security 

The Commission may require, as a permit condition, 
that the performance and observance of other conditions 
be secured by one or both of the following methods. 

a. By a bond or deposit of money or negotiable securi- 
ties in an amount determined by the Commission to be 
sufficient to secure performance of conditions and obser- 
vance of the safeguards of such Order of Conditions and 
payable to the Town of Chelmsford upon default; 

b. By a conservation restriction, easement or by a cove- 
nant, executed and duly recorded by the owner of record, 
running with the land, whereby the conditions and safe- 
guards included in such Order of Conditions shall be per- 
formed before any lot may be conveyed other than by 
mortgage deed. 

Section 18: Enforcement 

Any person who violates any provision of this Bylaw or 
of any conditions of a permit issued pursuant to it shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than $300. Each day or 
portion thereof during which a violation continues shall 
constitute a separate offense; if more than one, each con- 
dition violated shall constitute a separate offense. This 
Bylaw may be enforced by a Town police officer or other 
officer having police powers. Upon request of the Com- 
mission, the Board of Selectmen and Town Counsel shall 
take such legal action as may be necessary to enforce this 
Bylaw and permits issued pursuant to it. 

Section 19: Invalidity 

The invalidity of any section or provision of this Bylaw 
shall not invalidate any other section or provision thereof, 
nor shall it invalidate any Order of Conditions which 
have previously become final. 

Chairman of the Conservation Commission James 
McBride, spoke about the article and explained the pur- 
pose for it and urged that the Town Meeting Body accept 
this article. 

The Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen, 
support the article. The Moderator asked for a voice vote, 
motion carried, unanimously. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 41 Selectman Ready moved, that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$60,000.00 for the purpose of completing Engineering 
Design and securing all necessary plans and specifications 
for implementation of Traffic Design at Central Square 
and Vinal Square, and further authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to complete all applications and take all neces- 
sary steps to apply for Federal and State funds for the im- 
plementation of these plans and specifications, and fur- 
ther to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter any and 
all contracts for the implementation of these plans and 
specifications, and for the expenditure of all Federal and 
State funds available to the Town for said implementa- 
tion. 

Selectman Ready explained the purpose of the article. 
The Finance Committee recommends the article. A 
discussion followed. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 42 George Ripsom, Chairman of 
the Finance Committee moved that the Town vote to in- 
struct the Board of Assessors to issue a sum not to exceed 
S680.932.00 from Free Cash in the Treasury for the 
reduction of the Tax Rate for the current fiscal period. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

Julian Zabierek moved to adjourn the meeting Sine die. 
Motion carried. 



On Tuesday, the fourteenth day of September, 1982 
from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the State Primary for the can- 
didates of political parties for the following offices: 



U.S. Senator 

Governor 

Lt. Governor 

Attorney General 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Auditor 

Representative in Congress 

Councillor 

Senator in General Court 

Representative in General 

Court 
District Attorney 
Clerk of Courts 
Register of Deeds 
County Commissioner 



For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
Fifth Congressional District 
Third Councillor District 
Fifth Middlesex Senatorial 

District 
Sixteenth Middlesex Repre- 
sentative District 
Northern District 
Middlesex County 
Northern District 
Middlesex County 



Dennis McHugh 
Moderator 



Mary E. St.Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with 
your doings at the time and place of said elections. 

Given unto our hands this 30th day of August, A.D. 
1982. 

Dennis J. Ready, Chairman 

Claude A. Harvey, Vice Chairman 

Bradford O. Emerson, Clerk 

Bonita A. Towle 

Paul C. Hart 



WARRANT FOR THE STATE PRIMARY 

September 14, 1982 

MIDDLESEX. SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town 
who are qualified to vote in Primaries to vote at 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



Precinct 1 
Precinct 2 
Precinct 3 
Precinct 4 
Precinct 5 
Precinct 6 
Precinct 7 
Precinct 8 

Precinct 9: 
Precinct 10 
Precinct 1 1 
Precinct 12 



The New Town Office Building Gym 
North Congregational Church Hall 
Parker School Band Room 
East Chelmsford School 
Byam School Cafetorium 
Westlands School Cafeteria 
North Congregational Church Hall 
McCarthy Junior High School, 

Small Gymnasium 
South Row School Auditorium 
South Row School Auditorium 
Westlands School Cafeteria 
McCarthy Junior High School, 

Small Gymnasium 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



September3, 1982 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: The New Town Office Building Gym; North Con- 
gregational Church Hall: Parker Junior High School 
Band Room, East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafe- 
torium; Westlands School Cafeteria; North Congrega- 
tional Church Hall; McCarthy Junior High School, Small 
Gymnasium; South Row School Auditorium; South Row 
School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; McCar- 
thy Junior High School. Small Gymnasium; seven days at 
least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforsaid. 

William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy Attest, 

William E. Spence, Constable of Chelmsford 



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REPUBLICAN PRIMARY 

September 14, 1982 



SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

Rav Shamie 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



Pet 1 Pet 2 Pet 3 Pet 4 Pet 5 Pet 6 Pet 7 Pet 8 Pet 9 Pet 10 Pet II Pet 12 Total 



78 71 1019 

1 

14 25 218 



12S 


52 


105 


36 


149 


94 


50 


89 


45 


137 























1 








22 


11 


20 


5 


29 


19 


17 


14 


14 


28 



145 



63 



125 



178 



103 



67 



104 



92 



96 1238 



GOVERNOR 

Andrew H. Card Jr. 
John R. Lakian 
John W. Sears 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



60 


24 


46 


15 


58 


33 


15 


38 


24 


56 


38 


40 


447 


23 


16 


37 


9 


35 


23 


18 


13 


11 


34 


17 


12 


248 


57 


22 


40 


15 


78 


40 


31 


51 


20 


70 


34 


39 


497 

















1 


1 


1 





1 





1 


5 


5 


1 


2 


2 


7 


6 


2 


1 


4 


4 


3 


4 


41 



145 



63 



125 



41 



178 



103 



67 



104 



96 1238 



LT. GOVERNOR 

Leon J. Lombardi 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



124 


48 


105 


30 


142 


84 


54 


88 


41 


123 


78 


72 


989 

















2 





1 














3 


21 


15 


20 


11 


36 


17 


13 


15 


18 


42 


14 


24 


246 



145 



63 



178 



ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Richard L. Wainwright 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



116 


50 


98 


35 


135 


77 


52 


86 


39 


118 


78 


68 


952 









































29 


13 


27 


6 


43 


26 


15 


18 


20 


47 


14 


28 


286 



145 



63 



125 



41 



178 



103 



67 



104 



59 



165 



92 



96 1238 



SECRETARY 

Jody DeRoma Dow 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



115 


48 


93 


32 


134 


75 


50 


86 


39 


115 


72 


64 


923 









































30 


15 


32 


9 


44 


28 


17 


18 


20 


50 


20 


32 


315 



125 



178 



103 



104 



59 



165 



92 



96 1238 



TREASURER 

Mary J. LeClair 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



115 


51 


95 


35 


136 


79 


50 


86 


41 


119 


77 


70 


954 









































30 


12 


30 


6 


42 


24 


17 


18 


18 


46 


15 


26 


284 



145 



63 



125 



178 



103 



104 



59 



165 



92 



96 1238 



AUDITOR 

Michael S. Robertson 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



112 


49 


94 


33 


131 


77 


49 


82 


37 


118 


75 


69 


926 









































33 


14 


31 


8 


47 


26 


18 


22 


22 


47 


17 


27 


312 



145 



63 



125 



41 



178 



103 



67 



104 



59 



165 



92 



96 1238 



REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 5th Congressional District 



Louise Hart (write-in Cand.) 


23 


8 


26 





2 








4 


11 


31 








105 


All Others 





1 


2 





4 





1 


1 








1 


4 


14 


Blanks 


122 


54 


97 


41 


172 


103 


66 


99 


48 


134 


91 


92 


1119 


TOTAL 


145 


63 


125 


41 


178 


103 


67 


104 


59 


165 


92 


96 


1238 


COUNCILLOR 3rd District 




























All Others 









































Blanks 


145 


63 


125 


41 


178 


103 


67 


104 


59 


165 


92 


96 


1238 


TOTAL 


145 


63 


125 


41 


178 


103 


67 


104 


59 


165 


92 


96 


1238 


SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 5th Middlesex District 




























John J. Leary 


110 


50 


93 


37 


125 


72 


47 


83 


36 


111 


72 


65 


901 


All Others 









































Blanks 


35 


13 


32 


4 


53 


31 


20 


21 


23 


54 


20 


31 


337 



TOTAL 



145 



63 



178 



103 



67 



104 



59 



165 



92 



96 1238 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT I6th Middlesex District 

Bruce N. Freeman 135 57 

All Others 

Blanks _J0 6 

TOTAL 145 63 



112 


39 


154 


98 


59 


93 


48 


149 


84 


84 


1112 



































13 


2 


24 


5 


8 


11 


11 


16 


8 


12 


126 



178 



103 



67 



104 



59 



DISTRICT ATTORNEY Northern District 

Guy A. Carbone 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



114 


48 


97 


30 


133 


71 


48 


81 


38 


116 


73 


62 


911 









































31 


15 


28 


11 


45 


32 


19 


23 


21 


49 


19 


34 


327 



145 



63 



125 



178 



103 



96 1238 



CLERK OF COURTS Middlesex County 

All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 
























1 








1 





2 


145 


63 


125 


41 


178 


103 


67 


103 


59 


165 


91 


96 


1236 



145 



63 



178 



103 



96 1238 



REGISTER OF DEEDS Middlesex County Northern District 

All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



40 
























1 


15 


63 


125 


41 


178 


103 


67 


103 



63 




165 



125 



178 



103 



67 




92 



1 
95 



3 
1235 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER Middlesex County 

All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



1 


2 

















1 





- 2 








6 


144 


61 


125 


41 


178 


103 


67 


103 


59 


163 


92 


96 


1232 


145 


63 


125 


41 


178 


103 


67 


104 


59 


165 


92 


96 


1238 



DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY 

September 14, 1982 



SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

Edward M. Kennedy 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

GOVERNOR 

Edward J. King 
Michael S. Dukakis 
All Others 
Blanks 

I'll \l 



Pel 1 Pci 2 Pet 3 Pci 4 Pel 5 Pel 6 Pel 7 Pet 8 Pel 9 Pel 10 Pel 1 1 Pet 12 Total 



365 


298 


561 


205 


509 


412 


284 


298 


324 


473 


326 


440 


4495 








1 


1 


1 








1 





4 


1 


1 


10 


174 


70 


209 


63 


202 


152 


103 


133 


97 


200 


107 


235 


1745 


539 


368 


771 


269 


712 


564 


387 


432 


421 


677 


434 


676 


6250 


282 


191 


365 


156 


340 


264 


208 


246 


214 


324 


224 


346 


3160 


256 


170 


402 


107 


363 


291 


176 


183 


204 


349 


207 


329 


3037 





4 


1 





1 











3 





1) 





9 


1 


s 


S 


6 


8 


" 


i 


3 





4 


1 


1 


44 



539 



368 



771 



269 



712 



564 



387 



432 



677 



676 6250 



LT. GOVERNOR 

John F. Kern 
Evelyn Murphy 
Lou Nickinrllo 
Lois G. Pines 
Samuel Rotondi 
All Others 
Blanks 

I'M U 



228 


186 


311 


128 


254 


242 


163 


172 


163 


242 


173 


232 


2494 


104 


76 


134 


30 


140 


104 


78 


67 


70 


142 


92 


126 


1163 


46 


33 


59 


26 


75 


41 


38 


53 


39 


66 


37 


87 


600 


S3 


20 


94 


21 


96 


58 


22 


14 


50 


70 


1(1 


79 


627 


104 


45 


138 


52 


119 


108 


75 


80 


8S 


137 


84 


126 


1151 























1 











11 


1 


24 


8 


35 


12 


28 


II 


II 


15 


16 


20 


8 


26 


214 



368 



771 



712 



387 



677 



676 6250 



ATTORNEY GENERAL 
Franeis X. Bellotli 

All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

SECRETARY 

Michael Joseph Connolly 

All Othen 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

TREASURER 

Robert Q_. Cranr 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

AUDITOR 

John J Finnegan 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



387 




594 


214 


553 


458 


312 


311 


338 


198 


341 


478 


4782 








1 




















1 








2 


152 


70 


176 


55 


159 


106 


75 


121 


83 


178 


93 


198 


1 li.i. 


539 


368 


771 


269 


712 


564 


387 


432 


421 


677 


434 


676 


6250 


362 


284 


564 


209 


502 


434 


303 


295 


307 


473 


327 


140 


4500 









































177 


84 


207 


60 


210 


130 


84 


137 


114 


204 


107 


236 


1, ,1) 



539 



539 



'.„„ 



368 



771 



269 



712 



564 



387 432 



677 



434 



771 



269 



712 



M.l 



387 



432 421 



677 



■134 



676 6250 



372 


285 


575 


210 


516 


441 


307 


301 


316 


488 


326 


454 


4591 





























1 








1 


167 


83 


196 


59 


196 


123 


80 


131 


105 


188 


108 


222 


1658 


539 


368 


771 


269 


712 


564 


387 


432 


421 


677 


434 


676 


6250 


356 


280 


546 


204 


500 


433 


305 


281 


307 


li.l 


319 


435 


4430 









































183 


88 


225 


65 


212 


131 


K2 


151 


114 


213 


115 


-ii 


IK-JII 



676 6250 



REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 5lh Congressional District 
James M. Shannon 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

COUNCILLOR 3rd District 
Herbert L Connolly 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 5th Middlesex District 
Carol C. Amick 
All Others 
Blanks 

tOTAL 



366 


285 


550 


196 


524 


418 


290 


289 


317 


482 


321 


438 


4476 


1 








1 

















1 








3 


172 


83 


221 


72 


IKK 


146 


97 


1 1, 


mi 


I'M 


113 


:",s 


1771 


539 


368 


771 


269 


712 


564 


387 


432 


421 


677 


434 


676 


6250 


335 


258 


509 


197 


472 


405 


280 


267 


287 


437 


305 


403 


4155 









































204 


110 


262 


72 


240 


159 


107 


165 


134 


240 


129 


273 


2095 



539 



539 



368 



368 



771 



269 



712 



387 



432 



677 



434 



771 



269 



712 



564 



387 



432 



121 



677 



434 



676 6250 



391 


295 


598 


211 


541 


440 


313 


315 


337 


476 


338 


470 


4725 











1 

















2 








3 


1 IK 


73 


17', 


57 


171 


124 


74 


117 


84 


199 


96 


•Jill, 


1522 



676 6250 



41 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT I6th Middlesex District 

All Others 6 

Blanks 533 

TOTAL 539 



4 


9 


1 


3 


5 


2 


5 


6 


9 


5 


10 


65 


364 


762 


268 


709 


559 


385 


427 


415 


668 


429 


666 


6185 



771 



712 



387 



677 



676 6250 



DISTRICT ATTORNEY Northern District 

John J. Droney 

Paul J. Cavanaugh 

Edward R. Gargiulo 

L. Scott Harshbarger 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

CLERK OF COURTS Middlesex County 
Edward J. Sullivan 
All Others 
Elanks 

TOTAL 



77 


89 


126 


59 


131 


99 


97 


71 


79 


105 


75 


69 


1077 


77 


58 


103 


52 


99 


84 


66 


66 


46 


95 


63 


66 


875 


115 


100 


191 


71 


161 


142 


99 


107 


101 


158 


104 


201 


1550 


230 


103 


283 


77 


261 


211 


106 


158 


162 


268 


173 


287 


2319 


4 



































4 


36 


18 


68 


10 


60 


28 


19 


30 


33 


51 


19 


53 


425 


539 


368 


771 


269 


712 


564 


387 


432 


421 


677 


434 


676 


6250 


359 


271 


529 


205 


484 


430 


294 


281 


303 


452 


314 


429 


4351 









































180 


97 


242 


64 


228 


134 


93 


151 


118 


225 


120 


247 


1899 



712 



676 6250 



REGISTER OF DEEDS Middlesex County Northern District 
Edward J. Early Jr. 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



359 


272 


531 


213 


485 


445 


303 


289 


306 


449 


317 


437 


4406 




















16 


1 


1 








1 


16 


180 


96 


240 


56 


227 


119 


68 


143 


115 


228 


117 


239 


1828 



539 



368 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER Middlesex County 

Albert Joseph Onessimo 
Bill Schmidt 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



160 


127 


186 


99 


205 


158 


126 


91 


110 


189 


126 


161 


1738 


242 


161 


362 


123 


316 


275 


181 


203 


213 


329 


203 


331 


2939 









































137 


80 


223 


47 


191 


131 


80 


138 


98 


159 


105 


184 


1573 



771 



269 



712 



564 



387 



432 



421 



677 



434 



676 6250 



42 



WARRANT FOR STATE ELECTION 

November 2, 1982 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable of the Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the Inhabitants of said town 
who are qualified to vote in elections to vote at 



Precinct 1 
Precinct 2 
Precinct 3 
Precinct 4 
Precinct 5 
Precinct 6 
Precinct 7 
Precinct 8 

Precinct 9: 
Precinct 10 
Precinct 1 1 
Precinct 12 



The New Town Office Building Gym 
North Congregational Church Hall 
Parker School Band Room 
East Chelmsford School 
Byam School Cafetorium 
Westlands School Cafeteria 
North Congregational Church Hall 
McCarthy Junior High School, 

Small Gymnasium 
South Row School Auditorium 
South Row School Auditorium 
Westlands School Cafeteria 
McCarthy Junior High School, 

Small Gymnasium 

THE SECOND DAY OF NOVEMBER, 



TUESDAY 
1982 



To cast their votes in the State Election for the Can- 
didates for the following offices: 



U.S. Senator 

Governor 

Lt. Governor 

Attorney General 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Auditor 

Representative in Congress 

Councillor 

Senator in General Court 

Representative in General 

Court 
District Attorney 
Clerk of Courts 
Register of Deeds 
County Commissioner 



For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
Fifth Congressional District 
Third Councillor District 
Fifth Middlesex Senatorial 

District 
Sixteenth Middlesex Repre- 
sentative District 
Northern District 
Middlesex County 
Northern District 
Middlesex County 



QUESTION 1 
PROPOSED AMENDMENT 
TO THE CONSTITUTION 
Do you approve of the adoption of an amend- YES 
ment to the constitution summarized below, NO 

which was approved by the General Court in joint 
sessions of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate on July 2, 1980 by a vote of 171-4, and on 
June 21, 1982 by a vote of 144-44? 

SUMMARY 

The proposed constitutional amendment would 
remove the present constitutional prohibition against the 



use of public funds to aid or maintain private primary or 
secondary schools. 

It would permit the Commonwealth, cities and towns 
to make public funds available to pupils attending 
private primary and secondary schools in the form of 
either aid, materials or services subject, however, to three 
specific limitations. First, the private school could not be 
one tht discriminates on the basis of race, or color in its 
admission requirements. Second, the grant of aid must be 
consistent with the First Amendment to the United States 
Constitution which guarantees the free exercise of 
religion and prohibits the establishment of religion. 
Third, individual pupils would have to request the aid, 
materials or services. In addition to these three specific 
limitations, the amendment would authorize the legisla- 
ture to enact other laws imposing conditions or restric- 
tions on the grant of public aid, materials or services. 

The proposal would also change the state constitution 
to allow public money to be spent to aid infirmaries, 
hospitals, charitable or religious undertakings if they are 
either publicly owned or under the control of public of- 
ficials. The state constitution now prohibits such spend- 
ing unless these institutions are both publicly owned and 
under the control of public officials. 

QUESTION 2 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT 
TO THE CONSTITUTION 
Do you approve of the adoption of an amend- YES 
ment to the constitution summarized below, NO 

which was approved by the General Court in joint 
sessions of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate on September 19, 1980 by a vote of 
123-63, and on June 21, 1982 by a vote of 
125-62? 

SUMMARY 

The proposed constitutional amendment would allow 
the legislature to enact laws authorizing the state courts 
to impose the death penalty on the conviction of crimes to 
be specified by law. The proposed amendment would 
provide that no provision of the state constitution may in 
the future be construed as prohibiting the imposition of 
the punishment of death. 

QUESTION 3 
LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION 
Do you approve of a law summarized below, YES 

on which no vote was taken by the House of NO 

Representatives or the Senate before July 7, 1982? 

SUMMARY 

The proposed law would require that before the con- 
struction or operation of any new nuclear power plant or 
low-level radioactive waste storage or disposal facility in 
the Commonwealth, the legislature must make certain 
Findings and a majority of voters must approve the new 
facility at a statewide election. 

Before the question of building a new nuclear power 
plant could be submitted to the voters, the legislature 
would have to find that (1) the proposed facility is the 
best means for meeting energy needs based on certain 
economic, safety, environmental and social considera- 
tions; (2) a federally-licensed facility exists for the 
disposal of the high-level radioactive waste that would be 
generated: (3) an approved emergency preparedness plan 



43 



has been developed; (4) radioactive pollution standards 
have been promulgated; and (5) a demonstrated, 
federally -approved technology exists for decommission- 
ing the proposed power plant. 

Before the question of building and operating a low- 
level radioactive waste storage or disposal facility or of 
entering into an agreement with another state to build 
and operate such a facility in Massachusetts could be sub- 
mitted to the voters, the legislature would have to find 
that the technology and site designated for the proposed 
facility are the best available based on certain economic, 
safety, environmental and social considerations. The 
legislature would also have to find that the obligations 
imposed on Massachusetts by any interstate agreement 
were no greater than those imposed on any other state. 

The proposal would not apply to a facility which had 
obtained all necessary government approvals before 
August 5, 1981, nor to any facility for disposal or storage 
of radioactive wastes from medical or bio-research appli- 
cations in Massachusetts. 

QUESTION 4 

REFERENDUM ON AN EXISTING LAW 
Do you approve of a law summarized below, YES 

which was approved by the House of Represen- NO 

tatives on November 10, 1981 by a vote of 
108-49, and by the Senate on November 16, 1981 
by a vote of 29-10? 

SUMMARY 

The law requires that a refundable deposit be paid for 
certain beverage containers sold in Massachusetts. 

Beverage containers of less thn 32 ounces must have a 
refund value of at least five cents and larger containers a 
refund value of at least ten cents. This requirement ap- 
plies to non-biodegradable containers of carbonated soft 
drinks, mineral water, beer and other malt beverages, 
but not to containers of other alcoholic beverages, dairy 
products, natural fruit juices or wine. All beverage con- 
tainers subject to deposit must clearly indicate the refund 
value on the container. 

The deposit is paid by the consumer upon purchase 
and must be refunded when the consumer returns the 
empty container to a proper dealer or redemption center, 
so long as the container does not contain any material dif- 
ferent from its normal contents. Dealers and distributors 
are also subject to the same deposit and refund on the 
beverage containers they handle, and are also entitled to 
a handling fee of at least one cent per container. 

No containers can be sold in the state if they are joined 
together by plastic rings or any other device that cannot 
be broken down by light or bacteria. 

The law provides a bottler a reduction in corporate ex- 
cise tax of one-tenth of one cent for each reusable 
beverage container which the bottler sells in the first 
three months of 1983. The law provides for additional 
unemployment benefits and, if the Legislature appropri- 
ates the funds, a job retraining program for employees of 
bottlers, canners, or manufacturers of beverage con- 
tainers who lose their jobs as a result of this law. 

The law takes effect on January 17, 1983. 



of the people of Massachusetts to have the 
government of the United States work vigorously 
to negotiate a mutual nuclear weapons mora- 
torium and reduction with appropriate verifica- 
tion with the Soviet Union and other nations? 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with 
your doings hereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this Twelfth day of October, 
A.D. 1982. 

Dennis J. Ready, Chairman 

Claude A. Harvey, Vice Chairman 

Bradford O. Emerson, Clerk 

rtonita A. Towle 

Paul C. Hart 

A True Copy, Attest: 

Mary E. St.Hilaire, Town Clerk 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



October 22, 1982 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: The New Town Office Building Gym; North Con- 
gregational Church Hall; Parker Junior High School 
Band Room, East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafe- 
torium; Westlands School Cafeteria; North Congrega- 
tional Church Hall; McCarthy Junior High School, Small 
Gymnasium; South Row School Auditorium; South Row 
School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; McCar- 
thy Junior High School, Small Gymnasium; seven days at 
least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforsaid. 

William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy Attest, 

William E. Spence, Constable of Chelmsford 



QUESTION 5 

Shall the Secretary of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts inform the President of the 
Congress of the United States that it is the desire 



YES 
NO 



44 

STATE ELECTION 

November 2, 1982 



Pet 1 Pet 2 Pet 3 Pet 4 Pet 5 Pet 6 Pet 7 Pet 8 Pet 9 Pet 10 Pet 11 Pet 12 Total 



SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

Edward M. Kennedy (Candidate for Reelection) 

Ray Shamie 

Howard S. Katz 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

GOVERNOR— LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Dukakis/ Kerry 

Sears/ Lombardi 

Rich/Davies 

Shipman/MaeConnell 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



464 


437 


654 


266 


656 


518 


386 


323 


396 


634 


412 


517 


5663 


620 


330 


795 


187 


792 


564 


351 


574 


396 


739 


400 


700 


6448 


13 


5 


10 


4 


8 


5 


13 


8 


1 


14 


10 


8 


99 








1 


2 


3 




















1 


7 


23 


7 


27 


5 


14 


17 


8 


13 


12 


11 


17 


16 


170 


1120 


779 


1487 


464 


1473 


1104 


758 


918 


805 


1398 


839 


1242 


12.387 


512 


433 


730 


258 


699 


590 


386 


360 


405 


671 


409 


563 


6016 


565 


304 


695 


177 


709 


480 


335 


525 


364 


676 


386 


628 


5844 


13 


26 


36 


16 


37 


15 


20 


12 


19 


30 


25 


26 


275 


15 


4 


7 


3 


5 


5 


4 


6 


4 


11 


7 


8 


79 





2 








1 


1 





3 


2 


1 





1 


11 


15 


10 


19 


10 


22 


13 


13 


12 


11 


9 


12 


16 


162 



758 



918 



805 1398 839 1242 12.387 



ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Francis X. Bellotti (Candidate for Re-election) 

Richard L. Wainwright 

Michael Reilly 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



723 

331 

21 



608 
143 

14 

14 



1044 

365 

25 



53 



354 

81 

10 



19 



1018 

377 

20 



58 



811 
243 

24 


26 



541 
176 

18 


23 



586 
269 

23 


40 



594 
169 

10 


32 



963 
361 

34 
1 

39 



585 

211 

16 



27 



853 
324 

19 


46 



8680 
3050 

234 
2 

421 



1120 



779 1487 464 1473 1104 758 918 805 1398 839 1242 12.387 



SECRETARY 

Michael Joseph Connolly (Candidate for Re-election) 

Jody DeRoma Dow 

Robin D. Zazula 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



620 
374 

30 


96 



542 
172 

20 


45 



927 

418 

29 



113 



322 

95 

10 



37 



875 

434 

48 



116 



721 
300 

21 


62 



518 
172 

17 


51 



476 
337 

25 


80 



520 
198 

12 


75 



868 
411 

33 
I 

85 



536 
233 

12 


58 



691 

421 

21 



109 



7616 
3565 

278 
1 

927 



1120 



779 1487 464 1473 1104 



758 



918 



805 1398 839 1242 12.387 



TREASURER 

Robert Q. Crane (Candidate for Reelection) 

Mary J. LeClair 

Freda L. Nason 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



611 
399 

25 


85 



535 
189 

20 


35 



866 
508 

22 


91 



300 
110 

17 


37 



857 

483 

32 



101 



709 
317 

16 


62 



513 
191 

15 


39 



487 
350 

12 


69 



491 
232 

20 


62 



825 

467 

26 

1 
79 



531 

251 

8 



49 



1120 



779 1487 464 1473 1104 



758 



918 



805 1398 



839 



7428 
3934 

233 
1 

791 

1242 12.387 



703 
437 

20 


82 



AUDITOR 

John J. Finnegan 
Michael S. Robertson 
Donald E. Washbum 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



520 

451 

32 



117 



1120 



486 

201 

26 

63 
779 



774 

514 

41 



158 



298 
109 

16 


41 



760 

516 

47 



150 



624 

361 

18 



101 



452 
229 

17 


60 



384 

405 

26 



103 



454 

247 

12 



92 



741 

501 

32 



124 



497 
260 

14 



68 



594 

481 

27 



140 



6584 

4275 

308 

1 

1219 



1487 



464 1473 1104 



758 



918 



805 



1398 839 1242 12.387 



REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 5th Congre»ional District 

James M. Shannon (Candidate fof Reelection) 781 609 1077 337 1076 810 580 622 611 

Angelo Louis Lauda.ii 204 103 248 78 237 182 103 174 105 

Louise Han (write in candidate} 000000000 

All Others 3 3 13 10 1;! 

Blanks 132 67 159 48 157 111 75 121 87 

TOTAL 1120 779 1487 464 1473 1104 758 918 805 1398 839 1242 12.387 



1043 
224 



2 
121 



618 

132 





89 



879 

214 



6 

143 



9043 

2004 

8 

22 

1310 



COUNCILLOR 3rd District 

Herbert L. Connolly (Candidate for Re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



726 

393 
1120 



577 

2 

200 



1042 

3 

442 



344 


120 



1014 



459 



824 

1 
279 



561 



197 



585 

4 

329 



552 



253 



964 

1 

433 



779 1487 



464 1473 



1104 



758 



918 



805 1398 



617 

221 
839 



812 

2 

428 



8618 

15 

3754 



1242 12.387 



SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 5th Congressional District 

Carol C. Amick (Candidate for Re election) 646 536 925 315 892 697 500 508 487 812 531 

John J. Leary 418 209 507 127 519 355 218 352 284 536 272 

All Others 00100000010 

Blanks 56 34 54 22 62 52 40 58 34 49 36 

TOTAL 1120 



779 1487 464 1473 1104 



758 



918 



805 1398 



839 



747 7596 

455 4252 

2 

40 537 

1242 12.387 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 16th Middlescj District 

Bruce N. Freeman (Candidate for Re election) 948 660 1259 379 1234 953 648 802 674 1187 711 1066 10.521 

All Others 3 1 20 1 00 1 2 I 1 113 

Blanks 169 118 226 85 238 151 110 115 129 210 127 175 1853 

TOTAL 1120 779 1487 



464 1473 1104 



758 



918 



805 1398 839 1242 12.387 



45 



DISTRICT ATTORNEY Northern District 

Guy A. Carbone 

L. Scott Harshbarger 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



S88 


200 


498 


125 


481 


303 


210 


356 


227 


478 


653 


527 


872 


310 


880 


735 


498 


488 


519 


837 








1 


1 

















1 


79 


52 


116 


28 


112 


66 


50 


74 


59 


82 



1120 



255 425 3946 

531 740 7590 

1 4 

53 76 847 



779 1487 464 1473 1104 758 918 805 1398 839 1242 12,387 



CLERK OF COURTS Middlesex County 

Edward J. Sullivan (Candidate for Re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



748 


575 


1063 


363 


1016 


852 


583 


608 


562 


995 








3 














1 





1 


372 


204 


421 


101 


457 


252 


175 


309 


243 


402 



1120 



635 839 8839 

1 6 

204 402 3542 



779 1487 464 1473 1104 



839 1242 12.387 



REGISTER OF DEEDS Middlesex County Northern District 

Edward J. Early Jr. (Candidate for Re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



760 


583 


1057 


377 


1017 


870 


594 


613 


557 


995 








3 














1 








360 


196 


427 


87 


456 


234 


164 


304 


248 


403 



1120 



646 839 8908 

1 5 

193 402 3474 



779 1487 464 1473 1104 



758 



918 



805 1398 839 1242 12,387 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER Middlesex County 

Bill Schmidt 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



733 


571 


1041 


357 


996 


847 


575 


588 


555 


974 


627 


821 


8685 


1 





4 


1 








1 


1 











1 


9 


386 


208 


442 


106 


477 


257 


182 


329 


250 


424 


212 


420 


3693 



779 1487 464 1473 1104 758 918 805 1398 839 1242 12.387 



QUESTION 1 

Yes 

No 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION 2 

Yes 
No 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION 3 

Yes 

No 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



QUESTION 4 

Yes 

No 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION 5 

Yes 
No 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



309 


249 


396 


168 


425 


347 


229 


242 


224 


430 


241 


318 


3578 


746 


487 


1039 


257 


986 


695 


490 


634 


552 


924 


546 


891 


8247 


65 


43 


52 


39 


62 


62 


39 


42 


29 


44 


52 


33 


562 


1120 


779 


1487 


464 


1473 


1104 


758 


918 


805 


1398 


839 


1242 


12,387 


669 


490 


925 


324 


947 


710 


504 


576 


515 


932 


520 


805 


7917 


383 


242 


522 


115 


464 


345 


227 


307 


271 


433 


266 


409 


3984 


68 


47 


40 


25 


62 


49 


27 


35 


19 


33 


53 


28 


486 


1120 


779 


1487 


464 


1473 


1104 


758 


918 


805 


1398 


839 


1242 


12.387 


686 


523 


924 


296 


938 


685 


504 


551 


540 


914 


524 


744 


7829 


359 


204 


520 


134 


473 


348 


217 


322 


242 


439 


256 


462 


3976 


75 


52 


43 


34 


62 


71 


37 


45 


23 


45 


59 


36 


582 


1120 


779 


1487 


464 


1473 


1104 


758 


918 


805 


1398 


839 


1242 


12,387 


641 


362 


829 


216 


795 


565 


382 


537 


468 


798 


405 


731 


6729 


453 


406 


642 


232 


654 


510 


364 


362 


327 


583 


408 


503 


5444 


26 


11 


16 


16 


24 


29 


12 


19 


10 


17 


26 


8 


214 


1120 


779 


1487 


464 


1473 


1104 


758 


918 


805 


1398 


839 


1242 


12,387 


747 


504 


1003 


275 


974 


710 


488 


625 


554 


928 


534 


830 


8172 


298 


221 


413 


134 


428 


313 


218 


240 


213 


415 


237 


371 


3501 


75 


54 


71 


55 


71 


81 


52 


53 


38 


55 


68 


41 


714 


1120 


779 


1487 


464 


1473 


1104 


758 


918 


805 


1398 


839 


1242 


12,387 



46 



WARRANT FOR 
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

November 8, 1982 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth, aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of 
said Chelmsford to meet in the McCarthy Junior High 
School Auditorium on Monday evening, the eighth day of 
November, 1982, at 7:30 o'clock P.M., then and there to 
act upon the following Articles, Viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow a 
certain sum of money for the purpose of engineering and 
architectural design and construction of a building and 
appurtenant structures to be used as a dog pound on 
Town property located on Richardson Road; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
General By-Laws of the Town of Chelmsford by inserting 
therein an Article entitled "By-Law Relating to the 
Establishment and Administration of Rent Regulations, 
Minimum Standards for Use and Occupancy, and the 
Control of Evictions in Mobile Home Park Accommoda- 
tions in the Town of Chelmsford", substantially in the 
form hereinafter set forth. 

Section 1. The purpose of this By-Law is to regulate 
rents, to establish minimum standards for use or oc 
cupancy, and to control evictions, all as they may 
relate to mobile home park accommodations with 
the Town of Chelmsford, so as to remove hardships 
or correct inequities for both the owner(s) and the 
tenant(s) of such mobile home park accommoda- 
tions. 

Section 2. For the purpose of this By-Law, the 
following words shall have the following meanings: 
"Rent Board" and "Board", shall mean the mobile 
home park rent control board as established by this 
act. "Mobile Home" shall mean a dwelling unit 
built on a chassis and containing complete electri- 
cal, plumbing and sanitary facilities, and designed 
to be installed on a temporary or a permanent 
foundation for permanent living quarters. "Mobile 
Home Park" shall mean a park licensed by the 
Board of Health pursuant to Section thirty-two B of 
Chapter one hundred and forty of the General 
Laws. 

Section 3. There is hereby established under the 
authority granted in Chapter 237 of the Acts and 
Resolves of 1982 of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, Town of Chelmsford Mobile Home Park 
Rent Control Board, with all the powers and duties 



of a mobile home park rent control board under 
said Chapter 237 of the Acts and Resolves of 1982. 
The board shall consist of five (5) members, who 
shall be residents of the Town of Chelmsford and 
who shall be appointed by majority vote of the 
Board of Selectmen of the Town of Chelmsford. 
The initial appointments to the Board shall be as 
follows: 

Two members appointed for a one-year term 

each; 

Two members appointed for a two-year term 

each; 

One member appointed for a three-year term. 

Successors of members shall be appointed for 

terms of three years. 

Section 4. The Board shall have the power to: 

A. Regulate rents for use or occupancy of mobile 
home park accommodations subject to the provi- 
sions of Sections 5 and 6 of this By-Law as herein- 
after set forth. 

B. Establish minimum standards for use or occu- 
pancy of mobile home park accommodations. 

C. Regulate evictions of tenants from mobile home 
park accommodations and may issue orders which 
shall be a defense to an action of summary process 
for possessions. 

D. Sue and be sued. 

E. Compel attendance of persons and the produc- 
tion of papers and information including the power 
to require information under penalties of perjury 
from mobile home park owners relative to their 
parks. 

F. Issue appropriate orders which shall be binding 
on both the owner and tenants of such mobile home 
park accommodations. 

G. To establish further standards, rules and regula- 
tions as may be necessary to perform its functions 
and as are consistent with this By-Law. 

Section 5. In regulating rents, for such mobile 
home park accommodations, the rent board estab- 
lished under Section 3 may make such individual or 
general adjustments, either upward or downward, 
as may be necessary to assure that rents for mobile 
home park accommodations in said town are estab- 
lished at levels which yield to owners a fair net 
operating income for such units. Fair net operating 
income shall be that income which yields a return, 
after all reasonable operating expenses, on the fair 
market value of the property equal to the debt ser- 
vice rate generally available from institutional first 
mortgage lenders or such other rates of return as 
the board, on the basis of evidence presented before 
it, deems more appropriate to the circumstances of 
the case. The fair market value of the other valua- 
tion as the board, on the basis of evidence presented 
before it, deems more appropriate to the circum- 



47 



stances of the case. 

Section 6. The initial maximum rent of a mobile 
home lot or unit shall be that rent in effect for that 
lot or unit as of June fourteenth, nineteen hundred 
and eighty-one; provided, however, that the initial 
maximum rent may be subsequently adjusted by 
the board under the provisions of Section 5 . 

Section 7. The provisions of Chapter thirty A of the 
General Laws shall be applicable to the rent board, 
as if the rent board were an agency of the Common- 
wealth. 



Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon at the time and place of said 
meeting. 

Given under our hands this Twenty-first day of Oc- 
tober, A.D. 1982. 

Dennis J. Ready, Chairman 

Claude A. Harvey, Vice Chairman 

Bradford O. Emerson, Clerk 

Bonita A. Towle 

Paul C. Hart 



Section 8. Violations of the terms and provisions of 
this by-Law, or any order, regulation, standard or 
rule of said rent board shall be punishable by a fine 
of not more than One Thousand (f 1,000. 00) 
Dollars for any one offense. 

Section 9. Petitions for review, actions to enforce 
the provisions of this By-Law or actions to enjoin 
violations thereof shall be commenced pursuant to 
the provisions of Section 7 of Chapter 237 of the 
Acts and Resolves of 1 982 of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 

Section 10. If any provision of this By-Law or the 
application of such provision to any person or cir- 
cumstances shall be held invalid, the validity of the 
remainder of this By-Law and the application of 
such provision to other persons or circumstances 
shall not be affected thereby; 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds a certain sum of money to the 
appropriate salary line items to fund approved wage and 
salary increases in the following departmental accounts: 

Accounting Department 

Assessor's Department 

Inspection 

Fire Department 

Police Department 

Public Buildings Department 

Registrar's Department 

Town Clerk's Department 

Treasurer-Collection Department 

Veteran's Benefits Department 

Cemetery Department 

Highway Department 

Library Department 

Selectmen's Department 

Park Department 

Town Aide and Council on Aging 

Dog Officer's Department 

Health Department 
and any other departmental budget recommended by the 
Board of Selectmen at Town Meeting; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



October 22, 1982 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: The New Town Office Building Gym; North Con- 
gregational Church Hall; Parker Junior High School 
Band Room, East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafe- 
torium; Westlands School Cafeteria; North Congrega- 
tional Church Hall; McCarthy Junior High School, Small 
Gymnasium; South Row School Auditorium; South Row 
School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; McCar- 
thy Junior High School, Small Gymnasium; seven days at 
least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforsaid. 

William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy Attest, 

William E. Spence, Constable of Chelmsford 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

November 8, 1982 

The Special Town Meeting was called to order at 7:35 
PM by the Moderator Dennis E. McHugh, who recogniz- 
ed the presence of a quorum. There were 568 voters pre- 
sent. The Moderator then announced that it was the 
Town Clerk's Mary St.Hilaire, 35th (?) birthday, and 
wished her a happy birthday. The Moderator then in- 
troduced to the Town Meeting Body Dwight Hayward, 
who has supplied and helped the Finance Committee 
through the past year, and was now going to become the 
liaison person between the School Committee and the 
Finance Committee. 

Selectman Ready moved that the reading of the Con- 
stable's return of service and the posting of the warrant be 
waived. Motion carried. Selectman Ready then moved 
that the reading of the entire warrant be waived. Motion 
carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 Selectman Dennis Ready moved 
that the Town vote to dismiss this article. He stated that 



48 



the Town will lease from Stasia Wojtas the kennel on her 
residence, for the next six months. A study committee 
will be appointed by the Selectmen which will consist of 
one Selectman, one Dog Officer and three citizens. The 
Committee will decide the best location for a dog pound. 

A voice vote was taken on the motion to dismiss, mo- 
tion carried unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2 George Ripsom of the Finance 
Committee stated that the Finance Committee did not 
recommend this article. Selectman Ready stated that the 
majority of the Board of Selectmen were not in favor of 
the article. Pauline Taylor moved the question. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote on the motion to stop 
debate, which left the chair in doubt, the following tellers 
came forward and a hand count was taken: 



Margaret Johnson 
David McLachlan 
Carl Olsson 
Ruth Delaney 
Edward Hilliard 



Sandra Kilburn 
Richard Burtt 
Alan Murphy 
Samuel Poulten 
Dorothy Lerer 



Result of the hand count: Yes 370 No 24 motion car- 
ried. The Moderator then asked for a voice vote on the 
article, which left the chair in doubt, the tellers came 
forward and a hand count was taken. The result of the 
hand count: Yes 284 No 224 motion carried. Article 2 
reads as follows: 

James Penuel moved that the Town vote to amend the 
General By-Laws of the Town of Chelmsford by inserting 
therein an Article entitled "By-Law Relating to the 
Establishment and Administration of Rent Regulation, 
Minimum Standards for Use and Occupancy, and the 
Control of Evictions in Mobile Home Park Accommoda- 
tions in the Town of Chelmsford", substantially in the 
form hereinafter set forth. 

Section 1. The purpose of this By-Law is to regulate 
rents, to establish minimum standards for use or oc- 
cupancy, and to control evictions, all as they may 
relate to mobile home park accommodations with 
the Town of Chelmsford, so as to remove hardships 
or correct inequities for both the owner(s) and the 
tenant(s) of such mobile home park accommodv 
tions. 

Section 2. For the purpose of this By-Law, the 
following words shall have the following meanings: 
"Rent Board" and "Board", shall mean the mobile 
home park rent control board as established by this 
act. "Mobile Home" shall mean a dwelling unit 
built on a chassis and containing complete electri- 
cal, plumbing and sanitary facilities, and designed 
to be installed on a temporary or a permanent 
foundation for permanent living quarters. "Mobile 
Home Park" shall mean a park licensed by the 
Board of Health pursuant to Section thirty-two of 
Chapter one hundred and forty of the General 
Laws. 

Section 3. There is hereby established under the 
authority granted in Chapter 237 of the Acts and 
Resolves of 1982 of the Commonwealth of Massa- 



chusetts, Town of Chelmsford Mobile Home Park 
Rent Control Board, with all the powers and duties 
of a mobile home park rent control board under 
said Chapter 237 of the Acts and Resolves of 1982. 
The board shall consist of five (5) members, who 
shall be residents of the Town of Chelmsford and 
who shall be appointed by majority vote of the 
Board of Selectmen of the Town of Chelmsford. 
The initial appointments to the Board shall be as 
follows: 

Two members appointed for a one-year term 

each: 

Two members appointed for a two-year term 

each: 

One member appointed for a three-year term. 

Successors of members shall be appointed for 

terms of three years. 

Section 4. The Board shall have the power to: 

A. Regulate rents for use or occupancy of mobile 
home park accommodations subject to the provi- 
sions of Sections 5 and 6 of this By-Law as herein- 
after set forth. 

B. Establish minimum standards for use or occu- 
pancy of mobile home park accommodations. 

C. Regulate evictions of tenants from mobile home 
park accommodations and may issue orders which 
shall be a defense to an action of summary process 
for possessions. 

D. Sue and be sued. 

E. Compel attendance of persons and the produc- 
tion of papers and information including the power 
to require information under penalties of perjury 
from mobile home park owners relative to their 
parks. 

F. Issue appropriate orders which shall be binding 
on both the owner and tenants of such mobile home 
park accommodations. 

G. To establish further standards, rules and regula- 
tions as may be necessary to perform its functions 
and as are consistent with this By-Law. 

Section 5. In regulating rents, for such mobile 
home park accommodations, the rent board estab- 
lished under Section 3 may make such individual or 
general adjustments, either upward or downward, 
as may be necessary to assure that rents for mobile 
home park accommodations in said town are estab- 
lished at levels which yield to owners a fair net 
operating income for such units. Fair net operating 
income shall be that income which yields a return, 
after all reasonable operating expenses, on the fair 
market value of the property equal to the debt ser- 
vice rate generally available from institutional first 
mortgage lenders or such other rates of return as 
the board, on the basis of evidence presented before 
it, deems more appropriate to the circumstances of 
the case. The fair market value of the other valua 
tion as the board, on the basis of evidence presented 



49 



before it, deems more appropriate to the circum- 
stances of the case. 

Section 6. The initial maximum rent of a mobile 
home lot or unit shall be that rent in effect for that 
lot or unit as of June fourteenth, nineteen hundred 
and eighty-one; provided, however, that the initial 
maximum rent may be subsequently adjusted by 
the board under the provisions of Section 5. 

Section 7. The provisions of Chapter thirty A of the 
General Laws shall be applicable to the rent board, 
as if the rent board were an agency of the Common- 
wealth. 



Park Department: 

Line Item 62. Wages and Salaries 

Police Department: 
Line Item 68. Salaries 

Public Buildings: 

Line Item 74. Wages and Salaries 

Registrars Department: 

Line Item 81 . Wages and Salaries 

Selectmen's Department: 
Line Item 87. Salaries 



1,180. 



84,808. 



952. 



515. 



3,436. 



Section 8. Violations of the terms and provisions of 
this by-Law, or any order, regulation, standard or 
rule of said rent board shall be punishable by a fine 
of not more than One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dol- 
lars for any one offense. 

Section 9. Petitions for review, actions to enforce 
the provisions of this By-Law or actions to enjoin 
violations thereof shall be commenced pursuant to 
the provisions of Section 7 of Chapter 237 of the 
Acts and Resolves of 1982 of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 

Section 10. If any provision of this By-Law or the 
application of such provision to any person or cir- 
cumstances shall be held invalid, the validity of the 
remainder of this By-Law and the application of 
such provision to other persons or circumstances 
shall not be affected thereby. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3 Selectman Ready moved that the 
Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum of 
$282,224.00 to the following accounts to fund wage and 
salary increases: 



Town Aide: 

Line Item 94. Salaries 

Town Clerk Department: 
Line Item 97. Salaries 

Treasurer/Collector Department: 
Line Item 100. Salaries 

Veteran's Benefits Department: 
Line Item 129. Wages and Salaries 



757. 



2,693. 



3,779. 



1,331. 



The Finance Committee recommend the article. 
Selectman Ready stated that the Board of Selectmen were 
in favor of the article. A voice vote was taken, motion car- 
ried, unanimously. 

Modertor Dennis McHugh dissolved the meeting at 
8:00 PM. 



Dennis E. McHugh 
Moderator 



Mary E. St.Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



Accounting Department: 

Line Item 1. Wages and Salaries 

Assessor's Department 
Line Item 7. Salaries 



$ 2,675. 



3,718 



Cemetery Department: 
Line Item 11. Salaries 



5,767. 



Council on Aging: 

Line Item 19. Salary (Van Driver) 

Fire Department: 
Line Item 29. Salaries 



507. 



117,000. 



Health Department: 
Line Item 33. Salaries 



2,225. 



Highway Department: 
Line Item 37. Salaries 



36,873. 



Inspection Department: 
Line Item 48. Salaries 

Library Department: 

Line Item 56. Wages and Salaries 



3,642. 
10,366. 



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BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



Janet Lombard, Chairman 

Ruth K. Delaney James McBride 

Diane M. Phillips. Assistant to the Assessors 



During the past year the Board of Assessors has been 
deeply involved with the state-mandated revaluation be- 
ing conducted by the firm of M.M.C., Inc., formerly 
known as McGee & Magane. Data collection continued 
through May with the assessors and their staff par- 
ticipating in all phases from measuring to data transcrip- 
tion to familiarize themselves with the process. 
Preliminary values were finally sent to taxpayers in 
December and the hearings concluded before the end of 
the year. 

Because of the timing, estimated tax bills were sent out 
for the first half payment based on pre-revaluation 
values. Next year, however, we anticipate having a com- 



puter terminal available to assist our office in maintain- 
ing our valuation base and complying with the state re- 
quirement to update values every two years. 

On June 13th Victor Stewart resigned from the Board 
and was replaced by James McBride. 

As a reflection of the economy, building permits were 
down twenty percent from last year. The hardest hit were 
permits for new dwellings which declined fifty percent for 
the second year in a row. Only condominium conversions 
and solar modifications continue to increase. 

The following is a summary of the year's activities: 



M.V. Excise Levy of 82 
Abatements Levy of 82 

M.W. Excise Levy of 81 
Abatements Levy of 81 

M.V. Excise Levy of 80 
Abatements Levy of 80 

Excise Abatements 
Levy of 79 
Levy of 78 
Levy of 77 
Levy of 76 
Levy of 75 
Levy of 74 
Levy of 73 



Real Estate Tax 

Real Estate Omitted Assessment 

Personal Property 



JANUARY-DECEMBER 1982 



No. 


Issued 


28,646 


Total Tax $ 


886,043.50 


No. 


Granted 


2.608 


Total Abated 


56.706.41 


No. 


Issued 


1.412 


Total Tax 


16.075.55 


No. 


Granted 


678 


Total Abated 


7,664.62 


No. 


Issued 





Total Tax 





No. 


Granted 


34 


Total Abated 


2.111.87 


No. 


Granted 


37 


Total Abated 


1,665.21 


No. 


Granted 


33 


Total Abated 


1.172.56 


No. 


Granted 


43 


Total Abated 


1,605.53 


No. 


Granted 


32 


Total Abated 


1,953.62 


No. 


Granted 


26 


Total Abated 


1,014.51 


No. 


Granted 


15 


Total Abated 


870.65 


No. 


Granted 


1044 


Total Abated 


44,439.42 


RY- 


DECEMBER 1982 










No. 


Issued 

10,239 $15 

608 


Total Tax 

,359,431.78 








660,209.41 



Number of Dwellings 
Residential 8335 



Condominium 



333 



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Commercial 
Industrial 



243 
90 



Clause 41 (Elderly) 

Clause 22 (Veterans) 

Clause 37 (Blind) 

Clause 17&18 (Age Infirmity, Financial Conditions, Widows) 

Clause 41A (Tax Deferrals) 

Clause 42 (Suriving Spouse) 

Real Estate Abatements (Overvalue, Erroneous, Etc.) 

Personal Property 

The Board would like to acknowledge the contribution 
of their assistant Diane Phillips and the staff, Evelyn 
Philbrook, Nancy Maher and Marie Ronan. They staun- 
chly maintained order in the chaos of revaluation and 
provided an oasis of human concern to the harried tax- 
payers. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Janet Lombard, Chairman 



No. Abated 


Total Abated 




















4 


1,593.66 


6 


5,916.75 








38 


6,534.64 


71 


22,319.90 



CEMETERY COMMISSION 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 



Commissioners 

Gerald L. Hardy, Chairman 

Everett V. Olsen 

Charlotte P. DeWolf 

Cemetery Superintendent 

George E. Baxendale 

In 1982 the total number of burials in the Chelmsford 
cemeteries was 126 — Pine Ridge - 89, Fairview - 12, West 
Chelmsford - 7, Heart Pond - 13, Forefathers - 3, and 
Riverside - 2. The total number of lots sold was 90. 

The Cemetery Department has completed develop- 
ment of the area on the hill facing the main entrance to 
Pine Ridge Cemetery and lots are now available in this 
area. This section contains 2,074 new graves which could 
return to the Town approximately half a million dollars 
in revenue. In the past few years new areas have been 
developed in all the Chelmsford cemeteries with the ex- 
ception of Riverside. It is hoped that in the future more 
land will be made available for grave space in the 
Chelmsford cemeteries. 

Beautification of the cemeteries during this past year 
has included the planting of white pine trees in a section 
of Pine Ridge Cemetery and shrubs and flowering crab 
trees in Fairview Cemetery. The area to the rear of the 
cemetery maintenance garage in Pine Ridge Cemetery 
has recently been landscaped and will be completed in 
the spring. At the recommendation of the Historic Com- 
mission, new shrubs will be planted in Forefathers 
Cemetery. Also, plans are being made for the repair of 
the gates at Fairview Cemetery; this work is to be done by 
the students at Nashoba Valley Technical High School. 

On March 18, 1982, the Cemetery Commission was 
saddened by the death of Arthur J. Colmer. He had serv- 
ed this department as a commissioner for the past thirty 
years. His unexpired term has been filled by former Town 
Clerk, Treasurer and Collector, Charlotte P. DeWolf. 



Chairman 

Vice-Chairman 

Clerk 



Peter Dulchinos 

Paul McCarthy 

PaulCanniffD.D.S. 



Health Department Personnel 

Director of Public Health Richard J. Day 

Health Inspector John P. Emerson, Jr. 

Secretary Diana L. Wright 

Town Nurse Judith Dunigan 

Board of Health Physician Michael A. Gilchrist M.D. 

Septage and Wastewater Abatement Program 

In 1982 the Septage and Wastewater Abatement Pro- 
gram continued its effort to clean up our waterways. The 
Board of Health has been running an extensive dye 
testing and water sampling program and positive results 
are being seen. More than 300 tests have been performed 
by the Department along with the issuance of 177 septic 
system permits (Repair) and 40 septic system permits 
(New). 

Administration and Management 

Income for various services and permits is listed below: 

Percolation tests - 50 $1,250 

Deep Tests- 105 2,625 

Sewage Repair Permits— 177 1,770 

Sewage Construction Permits— 40 800 

Miscellaneous Licenses and Fees 5,111 

Rabies Clinic 

Administered by Martin Gruber, D.V.M., a total of 95 
dogs were innoculated against rabies. 

Complaint and Inspectional Services 

During 1982 six inspections were made of nursing 
homes; 30 inspections made for Chapter 2 Housing; 
school inspections 18; complaints received and checked 
292; stable inspections 10; Camp Paul inspected 12 times; 
bathing beaches, 26 inspections; Certify International 
Travel Vaccination Books 18; restaurants and retail food 



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store inspections, 152. 

Hazardous Waste and Industrial Waste Water 

The Board of Health, because of the new local and 
state laws and public awareness in the areas of hazardous 
waste disposal, has been called upon to coordinate all 
phases of hazardous waste activities. 

Mr. Richard J. Day (Director of Public Health) has 
been appointed by the Board of Selectmen to be Hazar- 
dous Waste Coordinator for this town between State and 
Federal agencies, business community and the general 
public. 

Hazardous Waste and Industrial Waste Waters has 
opened up a whole new area to be monitored. It is the 
goal of the Board of Health, along with other town 
departments, to keep abreast of all current changes and 
updates in the handling and disposal of all toxic wastes 
and to supersede any State or Federal Standards where it 
would best serve to protect this community. 

Communicable Disease Program 

Part of the duties of the Public Health Nurse include 
follow-up on approximately forty-three communicable 
diseases as mandated by the Massachusetts Department 
of Public Health. An epidemiological investigation is 
undertaken by the Town Nurse and the report is submit- 
ted to the Department of Public Health. Follow up phone 
calls or home visits are then made as necessary. Reports 
on the following diseases were completed during 1982: 



Hepatitis 

Meningitis 

Mumps 

Pertussis 

Rubella (German Measles) 

Rubeola (Measles) 

Salmonella 

Shigella 

Tuberculosis 



4 

1 

None 

None 

None 

None 

14 

None 

1 Active 

2 Primary Inactive 



The testing of persons exposed to tuberculosis and 
those persons whose employment require certification of 
freedom from that disease is another responsibility of the 
Town Nurse. Seventy mantoux tests were given to town 
residents and town firms. Home visits and telephone calls 
are made to families of active and some inactive tuber- 
culosis cases on a periodic basis to insure understanding 
of the illness and that adequate medical follow-up is 
achieved. 

Maternal Child Health Services 

Telephone correspondence is made to families with 
premature infants. Home visits are made by the nurse 
when deemed necessary to assist the mother and alleviate 
apprehension over the care of a premature infant. Other 
home visits are made by physician referral. 

These follow-ups are not only made for health supervi- 
sion, but for education and referrals when indicated. 
Eight premature births were reported for 1982. 



Immunization Program 

The Board of Health and Council on Aging sponsored 
two flu clinics this year. The vaccine was offered to the 
elderly and chronically ill persons as recommended by the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health. One- 
hundred persons were immunized with pneumonia vac- 
cine and five-hundred persons were immunized with flu 
vaccine. Sixty doses were given to nursing homes and 
twenty doses to the school nurses. 

Hypertension 

Screening clinics were held the first Wednesday of 
every month for town employees and residents. A 
separate screening clinic will be held for members of the 
Police Department each month at Police Headquarters. 

Community Health 

Since good health maintenance is a concern of every- 
one's, the Public Health Nurse also acts as a resource per- 
son in making proper referrals and in implementing 
health screening programs that can be efficiently offered 
to residents. 

CHELMSFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY 

During the past year we were successful in completing 
the transfer of the management of our Section 8 Rental 
Assistance Program over to the Housing Authority. Since 
1978 this program had been managed by a contract with 
Community Teamwork of Lowell. Our Executive Direc- 
tor obtained certification and our office is now able to 
carry out the responsibilities of the program. We were 
awarded ten more units with this change bringing our 
total of Section 8 units to fifty. Funding is supplied 
through HUD Section 8 Federal Funding. Applications 
are available at 10 Wilson Street. 

Our on-going improvement programs included the 
completion of the roof project at Chelmsford Arms, 
resurfacing the drive at the Community Residence and 
installing additional lighting and an additional gate at 
McFarlin Manor. 

Five of our programs are funded by the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts through the Executive Of- 
fice of Communities and Development. Under Ch. 667: 
Chelmsford Arms, completed in 1974, fifty-six regular 
units and eight handicapped units; the Community 
Residence, purchased in 1974. eight units; six con- 
dominiums in Pickwick Estates were purchased in 1981; 
McFarlin Manor, completed in 1981, forty-three regular 
units, three handicapped units, one four-bedroom con- 
gregate unit which serves the "frail elderly." Under Ch. 
707 funding our "scattered site" program which started in 
1975 we have eight units under lease in the private 
market. Our most recent financial statement lists assets at 
$3,879,556.94, liabilities at $3,879,556.94 for all 
developments. 

Our programs provide a total of one hundred and 
eighty-six units of low income housing: Twenty-six fami- 
ly; eleven handicapped; one hundred and forty-nine 
elderly. We submitted an application for ten more Sec- 
tion 8 units and are waiting for word of that application 
for HUD. This year we prepared an update for our pre- 



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sent applications on file with the Executive Office of 
Communities and Development for sixty units of elderly 
under Ch. 667 and five units of family under Ch. 705. If 
our efforts for funding succeed we look forward to 
developing the former North School property for the 
elderly units in conjunction with the Community Center 
proposed by the Selectmen. We were encouraged by the 
favorable support we received for this concept from the 
Finance Committee, the Board of Selectmen, and the 
townspeople at the Annual Town Meeting in the Spring. 

All developments of the Authority are formally in- 
spected every six months by staff and once a year by the 
members of the Authority. This year the members in- 
spected Chelmsford Arms and Pickwick Estates in June 
and the Community Residence and McFarlin Manor in 
October. The inspections noted that only minor repairs 
were needed. A final inspection of the construction of 
McFarlin Manor for contract purposes was conducted in 
December as well as a review of all the current warran- 
ties. 

Because of the expanded responsibility in the number 



of units, a part-time maintenance position was approved 
by EOCD. Richard O'Neil was chosen to fill this position. 
Other members of our staff include Helen Cantara, 
Senior Clerk; John Lovett, Maintenance Mechanic; as 
well as Lisa Shanahan, Executive Director. 

Regular meetings are held at McFarlin Manor, 10 
Wilson Street, at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each 
month. The Annual Meeting is the first Tuesday in May. 
All meetings are open to the public. 

We would like to thank the residents of Chelmsford 
and the Town Officials for their continued support and 
cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ruth K. Delaney, Chairman 

Robert L. Hughes, Vice Chairman 

William P. Keohane, Treasurer 

Claude A. Harvey, Asst. Treas. 

Pamela Turnbull, Member 



PARK COMMISSION 

Another year has passed and a good one for the Park 
Department with the cooperation of Mother Nature and 
all town departments. 

We feel that we have accomplished most of our goals 
that we set last year. Nothing new to speak of, but 
upgrading and maintaining what we have. 

We plan to continue to upgrade wherever possible and 
keep a good maintenance program, keeping within our 
limited budget. 

Looking forward to greener lawns and colorful flowers 
in the years to come to help keep our town what it is. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert W. Wetmore, Chairman 

Eileen M. Duffy 

Arthur L. Bennett 

Donald P. Gray, Superintendent 



PLANNING BOARD 

1982 

Carolyn J. Fenn, Chairperson 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr., Vice Chairperson 

Ann H. McCarthy, Clerk 

Eugene E. Gilet 

Charles A. Parlee 

Henrick R. Johnson, Jr. 

Rosalind M. Boyle 

Recording Clerk, Jacqueline A. Sheehy 

Planning Board Engineer, John A. Visniewski 

The Chelmsford Planning Board re-organized this year 
electing Carolyn J. Fenn to a second term as Chairperson, 



Thomas E. Firth, Jr. as Vice Chairperson, Ann H. Mc- 
Carthy as Clerk and Eugene E. Gilet as representative to 
the Northern Middlesex Area Commission. 

After conducting public hearings, the Planning Board 
approved six two-lot subdivisions this year at various loca- 
tions in Town under the Subdivision Control Law, waiv- 
ing road construction on all but one of these subdivisions. 
The Board also granted final approval on the Norman 
Associates industrial park subdivision at Drum Hill. 
Under Subdivision Control Not Required, twenty-three 
plans were approved by the Planning Board. 

A great deal of the Board's time this year was devoted 
to reviewing site plans for new buildings and additions to 
existing buildings subject to review and approval by the 
Planning Board under Section 1423 of the Zoning By- 
Law requiring Site Plan Review. Eight new buildings 
were approved at the following sites: two research and 
development buildings, approximately 95,000 sq. ft. 
each, proposed by the John M. Corcoran Company off 
Riverneck Road, two office buildings, approximately 
9,966 sq. ft. each, located off Littleton Road submitted 
by the Columbine Construction Company, an of- 
fice/research and development building, approximately 
100,000 sq. ft., off Billerica Road proposed by the Tam- 
bone Corporation, a commercial building on Summer 
Street submitted by John Harrington, several office con- 
dominiums adjacent to Courthouse Lane submitted by 
Marketplace Realty Trust and an office/professional 
building proposed by Dr. Charles Cappetta on Fletcher 
Street. The Board also approved additions to the Howard 
Johnson's Restaurant and Motel facility on Chelmsford 
Street, an addition to the Racquetball Club on Court- 
house Lane, an addition to the Trinity Lutheran Church 
off Old Westford Road and a building addition to the 
Purity Supreme building off Summer Street. 

The Planning Board also held four public hearings on 
zoning amendments to the By-Law. Three of these 
amendments were actual changes in the zone designation 



54 



of property, and the fourth was an amendment to allow 
Family Day Care, with certain restrictions, in a residen- 
tial district. Two of the parcels of property rezoned were 
owned by the Emanouil Family and located on Hunt 
Road and Littleton Road. A 5.9 acre parcel was changed 
from Single Residence (RB) to Commercial (CB), and a 
9.3 acre parcel was rezoned from Single Residence (RB) 
to Multiple Residence (RM). Also, an 8.95 acre parcel 
located off Groton Road owned by Richard and Theresa 
Soucier was rezoned from Single Residence (RB) to 
Multiple Residence (RM). 

1983 Plans include perpetuating the mutual coopera- 
tion that has been established between the Planning 
Board and the various Town Boards and Departments 
over the past years. This joint effort has helped facilitate 
the Board's entire review process on Site Plans and Sub- 
divisions. Recommendations and comments received 
from the Police Department, Building Inspector. Conser- 
vation Commission, Fire Department and Water Districts 
together with the Planning Board Engineer's report pro- 
vide the Planning Board with all the pertinent informa- 
tion on all aspects of a project allowing the Board to 
make comprehensive decisions which will be most benefi- 
cial to both the economic and residential growth in 
Chelmsford. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Carolyn J. Fenn 
Chairperson 



be able to request a book owned by the Andover Public 
Library and have it delivered the next day. Overdues and 
reserve requests will be processed automatically and mail- 
ed saving untold hours of labor and intensive work. Books 
will be rapidlv checked in and out using a laser scanner. 
These advances in service will enable more patrons to 
partake of the libraries' resources. 

An ADM-31 terminal, which is used to catalogue 
books, is on loan from the Boston Public Library. A 
cataloger sits at the terminal, inputs the bibliographic 
data, and catalog cards arrive from Boston in a few davs. 
And the advantage to cataloging via computer is that our 
records are permanently encoded on MARC tapes housed 
at the Boston Public Library. 

The coin-operated Apple II provides hours of educa- 
tional games for youngsters and adults alike. The library 
now owns several educational games including, "The 
Typing Instruction Game", "Cranston Manor". "Super- 
map", "Early Games for Young Children", "Meteor 
Multiplication" and "Adams Graphic Adventure". 

The library's book budget was increased by a generous 
gift from a library patron and the Friends of the Library 
who also financed a great deal of library equipment in- 
cluding shelving, a typewriter, and a file cabinet in addi- 
tion to the continuing funding of the museum passes. 
Thanks also to the staff, patrons and trustees who con- 
tinue to support excellent library service for the residents 
of Chelmsford. 



CHELMSFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Adams Library, Boston Road, Chelmsford Centei 

Anna C. MacKay Memorial Branch Library 
Newfield Street. North Chclsmford 

Library Trustees 

Roger Welch, Chairman 

Brenda McDermott. Vice-chairman 

Kli/.abeth McCarthy, Treasurer 

Howard K. Moore. Secretary 

Jim Cooper 

Janet Hendl 

1982 is the year of the computer for the Clu-lmslmd 
Public Library with the acquisition of 2 CLSI terminals 
in October, an ADM-31 -terminal from the Boston Public 
Library in September and an Apple II coin-operated 
computer for public use in November. 

A dedicated team of staff and volunteers are sitting at 
the terminals, 2 hours at a stretch, a total of 90 hours a 
week, inputting the Chelmsford Public Library book col- 
lection into the data base. This data base is shared by five 
libraries in addition to Chelmsford: Andover. Haverhill. 
No. Andover, Dracut & Lowell. And in March of 1984, 
when 60% of our collection of approximately 100.000 
volumes is in the data base, the Libraries (Adams, 
Children's House, and MacKay) will go on-line. At that 
point, the patrons will sec vastly improved and efficient 
service. Equal and rapid access to the collections of all six 
libraries will be available. A resident of Chelmsford will 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

Monies deposited with the Town Treasurer 
Circulation 242.580 

New Cards issued 1.340 

Employees (full lime) 10 

Employees (part time) 21 

Assistant Director • Susanne Sullivan 
Depai tmeni Heads: 

Goldie Creamer (MacKay Branch Fine Arts) 

Bea Beaubien (Children's House) 

Joan Allard (Reference) 

Nancy Jo Brown (Technical Services) 

Linda Robinson (Circulation) 



$21,614 



Respectfully Submitted, 

Ann E. Gallmeyer 
Director 



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BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



Richard F. Burtt, Jr. 



Carl A. Olsson, Chairman 



Mary E. St.Hilaire, Ex officio 
Voting strength as of December 31, 1982 



Janet F. Bonica 



PRECINCT 


REGISTERED 




VOTERS 


1 


1,576 


2 


1,085 


3 


1,948 


4 


664 


5 


2,076 


6 


1,480 


7 


1,070 


8 


1,222 


9 


1,081 


10 


1,865 


11 


1,119 


12 


1,613 


TOTALS 


16,799 



ENROLLED VOTERS 
DEMOCRATIC RE 



457 
439 
616 
333 
567 
548 
388 
362 
377 
580 
418 
486 

5,571 



BLICAN 


UNENROLLED 




VOTERS 


335 


784 


175 


471 


353 


1,079 


72 


259 


344 


1,165 


241 


691 


162 


550 


238 


622 


135 


569 


278 


1,007 


204 


497 


232 


895 



2,669 



8,559 




SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



Kenneth C. Taylor, Chairman; Edward H. Hilliard, Vice-Chairman; Samuel 
Poulten; Carol C. Cleven, Secretary; Nicholas G. Gavriel; Emily M. Nisco, Stu- 
dent Member; Alan Bradshaw, Superintendent of Schools 



Years 



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THE ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1981 



Enrollment 



1977-78 


8,936 


550 


1978-79 


8,395 


539 


1979-80 


7,940 


526 


1980-81 


7,477 


513 


1981-82 


6,980 


390 


1982-83 


6,512 


371 


Projected 1983-84 


6,068 


371 



'Includes part time personnel 
includes Federal Funds 



COMPARATIVE DATA 

Teachers 1 Administrative 

(Including) (Bldg. & Central) 

Specialists Office) 



41 

41 
39 
39 
31 
30 
29 



Other 1 


Budget 8 


Personnel 




257 


13,024,958 


232 


13,270,419 


234 


14,435,848 


222 


15,496,000 


212 


14,543,772 


207 


15,050,709 


207 


15,798,307 



The pressures on the Chelmsford School Department 
continued during 1982 resulting from economic con- 
straints, declining enrollment and the desire to provide 
quality service. The quality of education continued 
steadily upward. It is our intention to keep it that way. 

Our purpose of education is to emphasize quality 
education in order to challenge the intellectual skills of 
every student. Our goals are to provide appropriate 
educational facilities and curriculum for all of the pupils 
and to recognize that every child is important. Thus, the 
four major educational areas continually receiving study 
and attention are curriculum and control of courses, 
quality and effectiveness of teaching, recognition and en- 
couragement of students, and development of intellectual 
leadership. 

Continual studies are being carried out in all schools to 
find the best means for meeting the individual needs of 
children. We are developing ways to challenge the very 
bright child, keep the average child working to capacity 
while providing additional time and supplemental skill 
development materials for the slow learner. New teaching 
methods, the use of improved technology and regular in- 
service training for our staff will make continual progress 
possible. 

The explosion in knowledge has brought and will con- 
tinue to bring significant changes in the curriculum. No 
area of the curriculum is static. Every course of study and 
instructional practice is constantly reviewed and revised. 
Emphasis is on the acquisition of basic skills throughout 
our school system. American industry and technological 
advances have a major impact upon education and can 
be seen in Chelmsford in our uses of computers and Cable 
TV which significantly help the learning process. 

The School Committee believes that the budget pro- 
posed is consistent with the town's educational expecta- 
tions. The forces of inflation, declining enrollment, fiscal 
constraints and planned reductions have put the town in 
a position where the 1983-84 school budget will be sub- 
stantially less in purchasing power than was the case a few 
years ago. This process, over the last several years, has 
produced a tighter, better controlled budget. The Com- 



mittee feels that the overall condition of the school system 
remains strong. Where an orderly contraction of the sys- 
tem appears in order, the Committee will consider it. 

During this school year there have been many educa- 
tional highlights of which we are all very proud. The 
Chelmsford Public Schools believe that it has the respon- 
sibility of meeting individual students' needs and of 
simultaneously being sensitive and responsive to the needs 
of our community. Our staff is committed to this goal 
and, as a result, our children are the beneficiaries. 

The following reports written by school personnel will 
provide you with a sampling of the accomplishments of 
our young people as well as a better understanding of the 
learning environment and practical experiences present 
in our schools today. 

FROM THE COORDINATOR OF 
LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/BASIC SKILLS 

Language Arts 

Chelmsford's writing program consists of word, 
sentence, and paragraph objectives for each grade level 
from kindergarten to gTade 12. To monitor the progress 
of each student in writing, student folders containing 
selected writing samples are kept in grades 3 to 12. 
Parents who wish to review the contents of a writing 
folder can do so by contacting the school. Additional in- 
formation about the writing program can be found in 
Composition: K-12. the composition curriculum guide 
for the Chelmsford School System. This guide is in 
language that is understandable to the layman and is 
available to students and parents who are interested in 
understanding the framework, goals, and materials of 
our writing program. 

Congratulations are again in order for the high school 
Honors/ Advanced Placement Program in English. All of 
the Advanced Placement seniors who took the College 
Board Advanced Placement Examination in English last 
May passed the test and received college credit. This is an 
outstanding achievement for both the students and 
teachers in the program. The Honors/ Advanced Place- 



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ment program, instituted at the high school four years 
ago, is a sequential three year program for students who 
are highly motivated and have excellent abilities in 
literature and writing. The program will be expanded to 
include Grade 9 next year. 

Reading 

Chelmsford's curriculum guide for reading, Reading: 
K-8, follows the same format as the curriculum guide for 
writing— presenting a sequence of objectives from 
kindergarten to grade 8. The minimum specifications for 
reading provided by the Massachusetts Department of 
Education were used as the framework for generating the 
objectives. These objectives are skill focused, making it 
possible for teachers in all subject areas to reinforce the 
efforts of one another in teaching reading. 

The Elementary Reading Committee developed a 
system-wide Basal Text Chart during a six day summer 
workshop last August. The chart indicates by grade level 
and ability group the basal texts recommended for our 
elementary schools. This ensures the consistent use of 
materials within a particular building and from building 
to building and eliminates the possibility of duplication 
of books for children reassigned to a different school. The 
Committee consists of elementary reading specialists and 
teachers. 

A class of tenth grade developmental reading students 
began a pilot oral reading program for third graders at 
the Harrington School. This program is rewarding for 
high school students, providing them with an audience, 
and fun for elementary children. We intend to expand 
the program next year. 

Basic Skills 

The state mandate requiring competency testing is more 
than a testing program to identify non-competent perfor- 
mance. The Massachusetts Basic Skills Improvement 
Policy and Regulations constitutes a basic skills frame- 
work for every aspect of the educational process. In addi- 
tion to testing in reading, writing, mathematics, and 
listening, the policy requires curriculum development, 
follow-up instructional programs, community and staff 
input, and publicity. Accordingly, Chelmsford's Basic 
Skills Program encompasses all of these areas, with pro- 
grams developed by teachers that determine what stu- 
dents should know and be able to do. After programs are 
developed, tests are devised and used to determine the 
competency level of the student in a basic skills area. 

The Massachusetts Department of Education has ap- 
proved Chelmsford's listening skills program to be im- 
plemented during the 1982-83 school year. The program 
consists of curriculum objectives, K-12, testing, and 
follow-up instruction for grades 2, 4, and 7. The listening 
skills tests consist of cassette tapes which provide the 
directions, passages, and questions for each test form. 
The items in the tests measure the child's mastery of the 
following state-mandated objectives in listening: 

A. Basic Listening Skills 

1. Recognize words and phrases used by the speaker 

2. Indicate why the speaker can or cannot be under- 
stood 



B. UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU HEAR 

1 . Understand spoken words and ideas 

2. Identify and understand main ideas 

3. Associate important details with main ideas 

4. Understand descriptions of events and experiences 

5. Understand speaker's purpose 

C. USING WHAT YOU HEAR 

1. Understand and respond to survival words used in 
emergency situations 

2. Summarize information and draw conclusions 

3. Recognize when words and phrases are used to con- 
vince or persuade 

4. Follow straightforward directions 

Chelmsford's listening skills program was developed by 
the system- wide Listening Skills Committee, consisting of 
teachers, specialists, and administrators. The Committee 
will continue to work on various aspects of the program 
throughout the school year. 

Despite Proposition 2 !/& , declining enrollment, increas- 
ed class size, and limited resources, the Chelmsford 
School System continues to do an excellent job of pro- 
viding students with varied opportunities to grow to the 
fullest of their potential as readers, writers, listeners, and 
speakers. To maintain the quality and high standard of 
education in Chelmsford, however, requires continued 
community concern for, commitment to, and support of 
educational programs that meet the needs and interests 
of all students. 



FROM THE COORDINATOR OF 
MATHEMATICS/COMPUTER SCIENCE: 

The past year has been a most exciting and productive 
one in the area of mathematics and computer science. 

The principal goal of the mathematics program at the 
elementary level continues to be the development of the 
basic skills that students will need as they progress 
through school and out into the world. In addition to the 
more traditional basic skills we have initiated two new 
programs which will help our students to be even better 
equipped to cope successfully with our ever-changing 
world . 

The first of these programs is the introduction of com- 
puters in the elementary schools. We have obtained 12 
Apple microcomputers for use in the elementary and 
junior high school. These computers were purchased with 
federal "block grant" funds. They are being used in a 
number of areas— with the main goals being to give 
students "hands on" experience with computers as well as 
an additional way of learning subject matter. This pro- 
gram is really in its infancy and will be expanding in years 
to come. 

The second program is an effort to increase student's 
problem -solving skills. This is a very important area and 
one which will help students in all areas, not just mathe- 
matics but in all other academic areas. These problem - 
solving skills put the student's basic skills to practical use. 



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The junior high mathematics program continues to be 
the link between the basic skills work of the elementary 
grades to the more theoretical mathematics of high 
school. The introduction of computers into the junior 
high for the second half of this year will add an extra 
dimension to an excellent mathematics program. 
Another key function of the junior high continues to be 
the follow-up program for those eighth grade students 
who do not perform satisfactorily in the Basic Skills Com- 
petency Test. 

The mathematics program at Chelmsford High School 
continues to be one of the finest anywhere. This ex- 
cellence is demonstrated by the outstanding performance 
of Chelmsford High School students in state, regional and 
national mathematics competitions as well as outstanding 
scores on Advanced Placement Exams. 



National History Day offers students an opportunity to 
demonstrate excellence in history and its related 
disciplines. Since entries can be primarily written or 
visual or performing, a student may select a category 
which appeals to a particular interest or talent. The 1983 
theme is "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, 
Events." 

Thus, National History Day affords students the 
chance to "do" history: to find original, primary sources; 
to research local history; to write a short plav; to make a 
slide-tape, videotape or computer simulation; to create 
an epic poem; to build models and scale drawings. This 
work is judged by professionals from colleges and univer- 
sities, public and private schools, libraries and historical 
societies. Entries are critiqued and revised at each entry 
level. 



A major undertaking at Chelmsford High School this 
year is the reworking of the mathematics courses for 
students in a non-college bound curriculum. These revis- 
ed course offerings will better meet the needs of these 
students who will need 30 credits in mathematics to 
graduate starting next year. 

In September we opened an additional computer room 
at Chelmsford High School. This room is equipped with 
twelve microcomputers, a printer and a plotter. This 
room has helped to meet the needs of the ever-growing 
numbers of students taking computer courses. This year 
we have added a second programming course to the high 
school curriculum and will be adding an advanced place- 
ment level course next September. 

The mathematics and computer science programs con- 
tinue to grow at all levels. This expanded activity is essen- 
tial to provide the students of Chelmsford with the skills 
necessary to enable them to become productive and suc- 
cessful members of our ever-increasingly technical socie- 
ty- 



FROM THE COORDINATOR 
OF SOCIAL STUDIES 

In the spring of 1982, National History Day, a contest 
currently involving more than forty states, came to 
Chelmsford. Thirty junior and senior high students from 
Chelmsford competed with other Merrimack Valley 
students for District History Day honors. By May 1 . six 
Chelmsford students had won State honors and a trip to 
Washington for the National History Day finals. 
Chelmsford students constituted 20% of the 1982 
Massachusetts state-wide winners who went to 
Washington. 

For 1983 several hundred additional Chelmsford 
students will participate in History Day. Students in 
grades 7-12 enter historical papers, projects, media or 
dramatic presentations. As many as twelve local winners 
from each building may compete in the Merrimack 
Valley/North Shore District Competition on March 26 at 
the University of Lowell. District winners compete in the 
Massachusetts State Finals on April 30 at the Lowell Na- 
tional Park. State winners go to the University of 
Maryland for the National History Day Finals in June. 



Supporting students entering National History Day are 
Chelmsford social studies teachers (and sometimes 
science, art, music and English teachers) parents, and the 
human and material resources of our community. This 
involvement is crucial to the completion of quality work 
by students and it is most appreciated. We look forward 
to continuing this annual, national competition and to 
the success of Chelmsford's students in it. 



FROM THE CURRICULUM SPECIALIST 
FOR ART AND MUSIC EDUCATION 

The Art Department serves all of the schools, and at 
every grade level the concerns are directly related to the 
growth and development of the child. The curriculum is 
used as a guide to assure that the basic objectives are ap- 
plied equally in every classroom. 

The elementary curriculum is presently being revised 
by the art staff. Several workshops in the past school year 
were devoted to this project. 

The basis of the revised curriculum will be conceptual 
rather than lesson oriented. The emphasis at the primary 
level is to guide children in the visual, manipulative, and 
co-ordinative skills. These skills are often integrated with 
other areas of the curriculum. 

The upper elementary grades continue the conceptual 
approach with more concentration on specific goals such 
as color, perspective, and the basic rules of design. The 
art history unit will be extended as well as a more unified 
art vocabulary. 

At the Junior High School, we have dynamic programs 
going on. At this level, we offer a broad range of ex- 
periences to the student In order to make him more aware 
of himself, his ideas, his talents, and his world. 

At the High School, we have a consolidated program 
which gives every student in the first two years a varied 
tour of the many ways of working and expressing an idea 
in various forms... such as in clay, weaving, painting, 
sculpture, or graphics. This program has been developed 
to encourage students to develop an idea and then to 
repeat it in varied media. The third and fourth years of 
the program arc spent developing special skills and needs 



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for each student on an individual basis. Many of these 
students will go on to Art schools and colleges, and much 
of their work is directed towards a presentation portfolio. 

The purpose of music education in the public schools 
of Chelmsford is to assist students to appreciate, under- 
stand, participate, and respond with sensitivity to the 
aesthetic effect of music, according to their individual 
capacities. 

The Music Department is committed to excellence in 
music at all levels and strives to help students discover 
and develop their musical talents for better understand- 
ing and enjoyment of all kinds of music. 

Each elementary school has a resident music specialist 
who is responsible for all music education in the building, 
with the exception of instruction on band and orchestral 
instruments. Each school has weekly lessons in music 
along with a performing choral group. All schools have 
song flute ensembles and/or recorder consorts. Some 
schools have guitar clubs, dance groups, or Orff bands. 

Our curriculum guide is based on the conceptual ap- 
proach. We have a spiral curriculum that begins in 
kindergarten and continues through junior high school. 

General music in the junior high school is required of 
all seventh and eighth graders. General music in seven 
and eight is basically designed for non-performing 
students and, for many, it is their last formal contact with 
school music. Choral groups are available on an elective 
basis to all junior high students. 

The high school has course offerings for both perform- 
ing and non-performing students. A staff of three in- 
structors offer courses in music appreciation, theory, 
guitar class, small and large vocal and instrumental 
ensembles, instrumental instruction, and practice rooms 
for individual study. 

Instrumental music in our schools provides an ex- 
perience not found in other areas within the Music 
Department. Orchestral string instruments are offered 
starting in Grade 3, while all band and orchestral in- 
struments are included from Grades 4 through 12. Every 
interested student has an opportunity to participate in 
small-group instruction during school time, and 
ensembles during school time, or after school as part of 
the extra-curricular program. We have seen a declining 
student population with an increasing number of in- 
strumental students— from 362 in June of 1971 to over 
1000 as of January, 1983. 

Instrumental and choral ensembles participate in 
school and community concerts and programs through- 
out the school year. Junior high and high school students 
participate in district and state festivals and competi- 
tions. 

The Chelmsford Friends of Music continued to support 
the music programs in all schools, and have contributed a 
great deal of support to scholarships, the private lesson 
program, exchange concerts, and trips. Their purpose is 
to create interest and to give moral and financial support 
to the music program. Each year their goals become more 
evident. 



REPORT FROM DIRECTOR OF 
DATA PROCESSING 

Since the installation of our own "in-house" minicom- 
puter in October of 1981, all school outside data process- 
ing service contracts have been cancelled. Chelmsford 
Public Schools now maintain all of the following data 
bases on an "in-house" Digital 11/44 minicomputer: Stu- 
dent Registration, Attendance, Report Cards, Rank-In- 
Class, Accounting, Scheduling, Personnel, Chapter 766 
transportation, Cost/Pupil Accounting, Library Hard- 
ware/Software Inventory, Music Department Inventory 
and Census. 

School applications presently being developed are Bus 
Scheduling Report, Library Circulation Catalogue, 
Evaluation Data Base, Salary/Negotiations System, 
Forecasting Accounting, and Inventory/Facilities 
System . 

Furthermore, micro-computers, the technology of the 
future, have been introduced into the schools and offices 
to support word processing, information retrieval and 
computer literacy. 

In the Summer of 1982, the School Department and 
the Board of Registrars/Town Clerk's office implemented 
a Voter Registration Data Base Systems. This successful 
alliance of school and municipal resources has resulted in 
faster reporting and information retrieval at a lower cost. 
It is anticipated that the Town Census will be generated 
on the school's minicomputer. 

In the Fall of 1982 the School Department and the Ac- 
counting Office implemented a School/Selectmen War- 
rant Report system which streamlined the accounting 
reporting procedure. 

The School Department is also studying the use of 
cable television for computer cable communications. 
This project has the potential to significantly reduce our 
future communication costs. Especially since inter- 
building computer communications is critical in the 
fostering of town and school projects. If fruitful, this 
research will have a large dollar savings implication in the 
future. 



FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR OF 
SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Since September 1974, the Special Education Depart- 
ment has implemented Chapter 766, the Massachusetts 
Comprehensive Special Education Law of 1972. In 
September 1978, P.L. 94-142, the Education of Handi- 
capped Children Act became effective. Both laws entitle 
special needs students to the right of a free and ap- 
propriate education. Students ages three through twenty- 
one years who have had a team evaluation and have not 
received a high school diploma (or its equivalent), and for 
whom it has been determined by the evaluation team to 
have a special need, are eligible for special education ser- 
vices. 

The Chelmsford Special Education Department began 
the September, 1982 school year with 656 students 



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registered to receive special education services. This 
represents 10.2 percent of Chelmsford's total school 
enrollment, an increase of 1.3 percent from the 
1981-1982 school year. 

Chelmsford has a comprehensive special education 
program to serve the special needs of children in our com- 
munity. To develop and implement the Individualized 
Educational Plans, the staff includes specialists in the 
areas of learning disabilities, speech pathology, adaptive 
physical education, occupational therapy, visual impair- 
ment, hearing impairment, psychological services, social 
services, and vocational services. To serve the needs of 
students who require more specialized educational pro- 
grams, there are thirteen resource classes staffed by 
special education teachers who are assisted by instruc- 
tional aides. Private day and residential schools are pro- 
vided for students who have severe learning and/or emo- 
tional needs. 

In January of 1982, the Special Education Department 
implemented a computerized method of writing In- 
dividualized Educational Plans (IEPs). This new program 
provides improved scope and sequence in writing IEPs, 
reporting student progress to parents and assisting 
regular education teachers in monitoring modifications 
for each student enrolled in the special needs program. 

The Merrimack Special Education Collaborative, in 
which Chelmsford participates, continues to provide ef- 
fective and cost efficient programs for children with low 
incidence disabilities. Classes are located in the towns of 
Dracut and Billerica and serve the needs of children from 
Chelmsford, Billerica, Dracut, Tewksbury and Westford. 

For the current school year, the Chelmsford Public 
Education Department has a budget of SI ,615,748.00. In 
addition, the town will receive $133,659.00 from the 
Federal Government for educational and vocational pro- 
grams. 

The Special Education Department continues to pro- 
vide a variety of pre-vocational and vocational programs. 
The Center for Occupational Awareness and Placement 
(Project CO. A. P.), a collaborative program, has been 
able to place students in on-site job placements. It is en- 
couraging to note that several of our recent CO. A. P. 
graduates have been placed in full time employment posi- 
tions. The Special Education Department continues to 
place pre-vocational and vocational programs as a priori- 
ty and will continue its efforts to expand these oppor- 
tunities for the special needs students. 

The Administrative Staff of the Special Education 
Department has written a Special Needs Booklet, describ- 
ing the 766 process and the services offered by the 
Chelmsford Public Schools. The booklets have been dis- 
tributed to local libraries, parents, physicians, private 
schools and service agencies. Additional booklets are 
available at the Special Education Office. 

The Chelmsford School Committee believes that all 
special needs students should have an opportunity to suc- 
ceed in school. The committee is ever mindful of the 
fiscal responsibilities and is continually exploring means 
to provide effective programs while maintaining a re- 
sponsible budget. 



FROM THE PRINCIPAL OF 
CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL 

In its second year as a four year High School, Chelms- 
ford High School continued to provide the excellence that 
everyone expects of its curricular and extra-curricular 
programs. Due to declining enrollment, 146 staff mem- 
bers meet the needs of 2,350 students, 150 fewer than in 
1981. Staff members welcomed Mr. Angelo Taranto as 
the new Dean of Hawthorne House. Dean Taranto re- 
placed Daniel Fleming who assumed the principalship of 
Rockport High School. 

In November, a team of educators from the New 
England Association of Schools and Colleges conducted a 
3 day evaluation of the High School. The initial report 
given to the staff by the chairperson of the Visiting Team 
was most favorable. 

In 1982, Chelmsford High School continued to demon- 
strate high levels of achievement in educational en- 
deavors. The Math Team once again dominated in Mer- 
rimack Valley Conference and Middlesex County com- 
petition. The team took second place in State and New 
England competition. The High School experienced an 
exceptional year in the National Merit Program with 5 
students as finalists and 19 receiving letters of commen- 
dation. 96 new members were inducted in the National 
Honor Society and the High School Faculty Association 
continued to recognize excellence by awarding plaques to 
seniors in all academic areas. The Class of 1982 which 
was comprised of 621 graduates received a total of 
$27,350 in scolarships awarded at graduation. This 
amount is in addition to awards and scholarships confer- 
red by the colleges and universities. 

In cultural events, students continued to be a source of 
pride to themselves, their school, and their community. 
The band, orchestra, and chorus participated in the 1982 
Heritage Music Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. The 
band and orchestra also performed in a superior manner 
in the Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Associa- 
tion Competition. The Drama Club's presentation of The 
World of Carl Sandburg and the music department's 
production of West Side Story received excellent reviews. 
In the Columbia Scholastic Areas Competition, a na- 
tional competition program for high school newspapers, 
The Voice received a first place certificate. 

Students' cultural horizons were broadened through 
the school's exchange programs. Chelmsford High School 
students spent 3 weeks in France and Venezuela and 
hosted students from those countries. A.F.S. students 
journeyed to Buffalo, New York and hosted their newly 
acquired friends. A.F.S. also hosted a girl from Jordan 
for a year and in turn sent students to a summer program 
in the Dominican Republic, Peru, Costa Rica, Portugal, 
Paraguay, France, and Turkey. Two students went to 
Bolivia and the Netherlands on full-year programs. 

In the athletic arena, although teams did not win 
championships, many placed second in conference play 
and participated in tournament competition. The 
Athletic Department's achievements were highlighted by 
the second place Dalton Trophy award conferred to the 
school by the Boston Globe. This award recognizes ac- 
complishments in the total athletic programs. 



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Another group of students brought significant pride to 
the school and the community. Seniors and juniors 
donated 200 pints of blood at the regular May and Oc- 
tober bloodmobiles. Due to a Red Cross emergency in 
December the students responded once more in a most 
generous manner and donated another 53 pints of blood. 
The Key Club members hosted again the Special Ed 
Prom. Students in the Service Study Program continued 
their participation in the physical therapy programs at 
the Y.M.C.A. 

A significant first at Chelmsford High School this year 
was the Parents Advisory Council's successful program to 
recognize staff members on Staff Appreciation Day and 
the Council's Prom Breakfast. Scores of parents, business 
and community leaders, and educators provided a mid- 
night to seven breakfast in an attempt to provide a safe 
atmosphere for seniors after the traditional prom. 
Throughout the year, the council has kept the communi- 
ty informed of school happenings through newsletters 
and news releases. 

For the first time in its history, the College Entrance 
Examination Board has granted permanent membership 
to public high schools. Chelmsford High School was one 
of 529 public high schools nationwide to be granted 
membership in 1982. 

The School Committee recognized contributions of 
time, energy, effort and commitment by dedicating the 
Chelmsford Alumni Stadium, the John T. Conrad Gym- 
nasium, and the Thomas L. Rivard Media Center to 
students and educators who gave so much of themselves 
to the school and the community. 



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FROM THE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR 
OF GUIDANCE 

Following are pertinent facts and figures for the Class 
of 1982. Also included is a page combining Chelmsford 
High School and Nashoba Tech statistics for an overview 
of Chelmsford public school graduates: 



Number of graduates 
Four-year colleges 
Two-year colleges 
Other Post -Secondary 
Total Post -Secondary 
Employment 
Undecided 
Military 
Marriage 



Highlights: 

Seventy-nine percent of the graduates will continue 
their education — that is 4 out of 5! This is the second year 
with a significant increase. 

Sixty-two percent of the total will attend 4 year schools. 
This is an increase over 1981. 

Thirty-four percent will attend 4 year Massachusetts 
state colleges /universities — identical to last year. 

Ninety-eight percent of the top 20% of the graduates 
will enter college in September. 

Business Management is the fastest growing career 
choice, although science and math-related majors con- 
tinue to far out-distance all others. 



978 




1979 




1980 




1981 




1982 




685 




611 




630 




647 




611 




375 


54.7% 


351 


57.5% 


366 


58.1% 


391 


60.4% 


379 


62% 


79 


11.5% 


69 


11.3% 


55 


8.7% 


83 


12.8% 


89 


14.6% 


30 


4.3% 


32 


5.2% 


24 


3.8% 


16 


2.5% 


17 


2.8% 


484 


70.6% 


452 


74% 


445 


70.6% 


490 


75.7% 


485 


79.4% 


178 


26% 


139 


22.7% 


142 


22.5% 


146 


22.6% 


102 


16.7% 


11 


1.6% 


3 


•4% 


25 


3.9% 


9 


1.4% 


10 


1.6% 


12 


1.7% 


16 


2.6% 


13 


2.1% 


2 


.3% 


12 


2% 






1 




5 


.07% 






2 


• 3% 



Forty-one candidates took 64 Advance Placement ex- 
ams with 56 of that total in the college credit category. 

Sixteen of the top 65 will attend University of Lowell, 
with 4 each attending M.I.T.. Rensselaer Polytech and 
Boston College. 

Sixteen boys and 1 5 girls dropped out during the school 
year and another 41 failed to graduate for academic 
reasons. Of the latter figure, eleven have since received 
their diplomas and another 12 are pending at this 
writing. The majority of the others will return to com- 
plete their requirements. 

2,547 transcripts were processed for the Class of 1982; 
728 for past graduates. 



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TOP SIXTY-FIVE STUDENTS— CLASS OF 1982 
(Top 10%) 



1. 


M.I.T. 


Electrical Engineering 


2. 


Harvard 


Pre-Med 


3. 


Bates 


Pre-Med 


4. 


Georgetown University 


International Affairs 


5. 


M.I.T. 


Electrical Engineering 


6. 


M.I.T. 


Aero/ Astro Engineering 


7. 


Rensselaer Polytech Institute 


Electrical Engineering 


8. 


Trinity 


International Relations 


9. 


Univ. of Miami 


Nursing 


10. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Comp. Science/Elec. Engin. 


11. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Music 


12. 


Tufts 


Biology 


13. 


Penn State/ Jefferson Med. School 


Medicine 


14. 


Holy Cross, College of 


Math and Computer Science 


15. 


McGill University 


Business Admin. 


16. 


N.E. Conservatory of Music 


Music Performance 


17. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Business Administration 


18. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Electrical Engineering 


19. 


Rensselaer Polytech Institute 


Civil Engineering 


20. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Math/Comp Programming 


21. 


U.S. Naval Academy 




22. 


Worcester Polytech Institute 


Electrical Engineering 


23. 


Boston College 


Business 


24. 


Tufts 


Undeclared 


25. 


Boston College 


Computer Science or Psychol. 


26. 


Holy Cross, College of 


Economics 


27. 


Univ. of Massachusetts 


Computer Science 


28. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Electrical Engineering 


29. 


Rensselaer Polytech Institute 


Math 


30. 


Holy Cross, College of 


Math 


31. 


Boston College 


Pre-Law 


32. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Engineering 


33. 


Bowdoin 


International Relations 


34. 


Northeastern 


Physics 


35. 


Simmons 


Physical Therapy 


36. 


Penn State 


Liberal Arts 


37. 


Clark 


International Finance 


38. 


Northeastern 


Undeclared 


39. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Plastics Engineering 


40. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Computer Science 


41. 


Brandeis 


Psychology 


42. 


Middlesex Community College 


Undeclared 


43. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Nuclear Plastics Engineering 


44. 


Goucher College 


Pre-Med 


45. 


Univ. of Calir. at Santa Cruz 


Busines 


46. 


Employment 




47. 


M.I.T. 


Computer Science 


48. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Computer Science 


49. 


Rensselaer Polytech 


Chemistry 


50. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Medical Technology 


51. 


Univ. of New Hampshire 


Medical Technology 


52. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Undeclared 


53. 


Boston University 


Communications 


54. 


Nasson 


Marine Biology 


55. 


Employment 




56. 


Wheaton 


Foreign Language 


57. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Plastics Engineering 


58. 


Univ. of Massachusetts 


Math 


59. 


Boston College 


Business Administration 


60. 


Suffolk 


Accounting 


61. 


Trinity 


Art and American Studies 


62. 


Military 




63. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Nursing 


64. 


U.S. Air Force Academy 




65. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Industrial Technology 



TOP SIXTY-FIVE STUDENTS 
COLLEGE CHOICE SUMMARY 

Bates 1 

Boston College 4 

Boston University 

Bowdoin 

Brandeis 

California, Univ. of at Santa Cruz 

Clark 

Georgetown 

Goucher 

Harvard 

Holy Cross, College of 3 

Lowell, University of 16 



Massachusetts, University of 2 

Mass. Institute of Technology 4 

McGill 1 

Miami, University of 1 

Middlesex Community College 1 

Nasson 1 

New England Conservatory of Music 1 

New Hampshire, University of 1 

Northeastern 2 

Penn State 2 

Rensselaer Polytech Institute 4 

Simmons 1 

Suffolk 1 

Trinity 2 

Tufts 2 

Wheaton 1 

Worcester Polytech Institute 1 

U.S. Naval Academy 1 

U.S. Air Force Academy 1 

Military 1 

Employment 2 

TOP SIXTY-FIVE STUDENTS 
SUMMARY OF CAREER PLANS 

Art 1 

Accounting 1 

Biology 2 

Business Administration 5 

Chemistry 1 

Computer Science 6 

Communications 1 

Economics 1 

Engineering 1 

Aero/ Astro 1 

Civil 1 

Electrical 6 

Plastics 3 

Foreign Language 1 

International Relations 3 

International Finance 1 

Industrial Technology 1 

Liberal Arts 1 

Math/Computer Programming 5 

Medical Technician 2 

Music 2 

Nursing 2 

Physics 1 

Pre-Med 4 

Pre-Law 1 

Psychology 1 

Physical Therapy 1 

Service Academy 2 

Undeclared 4 

Military 1 

Employment 2 



ADDENDUM TO INCLUDE 

ALL CHELMSFORD PUBLIC SECONDARY 

STUDENTS, CHELMSFORD HIGH 

& NASHOBA TECH 





Total Post- 


Total 


{Employment, 




Secondary 


Others 


military, etc.) 


Chelmsford High Seniors 


485 


126 


= 611 


Nashoba Tech (Chelmsford Srs.) 


5 


5 


= 71 



490 



192 



682 



64 



PERCENTAGES 

Chelmsford High Seniors 79.4 

Nashoba Tech (Chelmsford Seniors) 7.1 

Combined -72% 



20.6 
92.9 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING RESULTS 

School Year 1981-82 Test Date— May 1982 

41 Candidates took 64 exams 

No. of 
Colleges receiving A/P Scores (22) Reports 

University of Lowell 5 

College of the Holy Cross 3 

Bates College 1 

Mass. Institute of Technology 4 

Boston College 
Bowdoin College 
Trinity College 
University of Connecticut 
Rensselaer Polytech Institute 
Northeastern University 
Colby College 
Middlebury College 
Philadelphia College of Bible 
Providence College 
Roger Williams College 
Brandeis University 
Tufts University 
University of Mass. — Amherst 
Southeastern Mass. University 
University of Southern California 
State University of New York 
Georgetown University 

Scores are reported on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the 
highest. College credit is usually granted for 3. 4 and 5; 
occasionally 2's receive limited recognition. 



Chelnuford High Scorn 




Low 




Score Range 
High 


Subject 


1 


2 


s 


4 


"American History 














Chemistry 










2 


English Comp •- 













English Lang & Comp 










1 


Freni h Language 





1 




2 


Math • ill ultu AB 





1 




5 


Math-Calculus BC 


1 


•2 


2 


4 


Physics B 





1 


I 


2 


Mumi 1 heOr) 





1 








Spanish Language 





1 


1 


J 


1 • > 1 M s 


1 


7 


26 


19 



-. 


111 

- 


Total 
Test* 


1 

1 


7 


1 
7 





3 


J 


1 


5 


5 








- 


2 


10 


11 


6 


•M 


15 





4 


5 








1 





7 


8 


11 


•58 


64 



•2's in Calculus BC approximate 3's in Calculus AB 
•*AP Course not offered hi 82 
College credit possible in 51 out of 64 tests taken 



1974 

CHS Seniors 458 491 394 

Greater Boston. HS Seniors 445 478 32.669 

Mass. HS Seniors 445 477 54.317 

New England Seniors 447 479 111,307 

Nation-wide Seniors 444 480 985.115 

1975 

CHS Seniors 442 487 425 

Greater Boston HS Seniors 434 469 34.576 

Mass. HS Seniors 434 469 56.878 

New England Seniors 437 471 115.734 

Nationwide Seniors 434 472 996.391 

1976 

CHS Seniors 432 478 481 

Greater Boston HS Seniors 433 470 35.081 

Mass. HS Seniors 432 469 57,892 

New England Seniors 435 472 117.163 

Nationwide Seniors 431 472 999,829 

1977 

CHS Seniors 435 476 461 

Creater Boston HS Seniors 432 469 34.195 

Mass. HS Seniors 429 465 38.060 

New England Seniors 432 468 116.185 

Nation wide Seniors 429 470 979.344 

1978 

CHS Seniors 439 487 523 

Metro-Boston HS Seniors 434 470 33.819 

Mass HS Seniors 430 465 57.827 

New England Seniors 433 468 115.671 

Nation-wide Seniors 429 468 989.185 

1979 

CHS Seniors 436 483 487 

Metro Boston HS Seniors 431 468 33.145 

Mass. HS Seniors 428 463 57.450 

New England Seniors 431 465 117.479 

Nation wide Seniors 427 467 991.617 

1980 

CHS Seniors 445 494 485 

Metro Boston HS Seniors 427 471 33,284 

Mass. HS Seniors 42S 464 57.608 

\r« f ngl anil Seniors 426 466 116.581 

wide Seniors 424 466 991,245 
1981 

CHS Seniors 426 476 530 

Metto Boston Ms Seniors - not available - 

Miss HS Seniors \T1 462 58.036 

\rv> England Seniors 425 463 118.157 

Nation-wide Seniors 424 466 'I'lioio 
1982 

CHS Seniors 143(4-17) 4901 + 14) 505 
Metro Boston HS Senioii 

us Seniors 425 463 56.435 

\™ England Seniors 428 464 115.794 

,.„lr So,„.,N 426 467 'INN OHO 



FROM THE PROGRAM FACILITATOR 
OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS 

All students in grades 7 and 8 are involved in co- 
educational curriculum we hope is exciting and rewar- 
ding to the student. All students revolve through four 
areas of learning— Music. Art, Home Economics and In- 
dustrial Arts. 



S.A.T. MEANS FOR THE TOP 20% 
OF THE CLASS OF 1982 



\ 1 RBAL 
All High School Students-Seniors 
Top 10% 544 92 percentile 

Top 20% 527 90 percentile 



Top 10% 
Top 20% 



608 
630 



MATH 

95 percentile 

96 percentile 



College Bound Seniors 
85 percentile 
80 percentile 



87 percentile 
90 percentile 



The Industrial Arts program at the high school is 
career cluster oriented. Students become involved with 
five career clusters identified by the United States Office 
of F.ducation. During the first and second years, students 
will rotate each nine weeks through eight different 
courses. These courses include: Wood Materials, In- 
dustrial Graphics, Metal Materials, Basic Electricity, 
House Design, Industrial and Power Technology, Hot 
Metals, and House Construction. 



NUMBER TESTED 
355 



S.A.T. MEANS OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS 

1972 VERBAL MATH 

CHS Seniors 464 509 

Other groups not available that year 

1973 

CHS Seniors 459 498 315 

New England Seniors 447 482 112.000 

Nation wide Seniors 445 481 1.014 70-1 



Once students have been acquainted with these areas, 
they may elect to take any of the semester courses 
available to them. These include: Industrial and Power 
Technology II, Small Engine Repair, General Metal- 
working, Fine Furniture Construction, or House Con- 
struction. 



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Many of the engineering and technical colleges expect 
students to obtain a good technical drawing background 
in high school. It is for this reason that Chelmsford High 
School offers Technical Drawing I, Technical Drawing 
II, Architectural Drawing I and Architectural Drawing II 
to its students. These courses are designed to afford the 
student, both boys and girls, the opportunity to acquire a 
fundamental knowledge of the graphic language in pre- 
paration for engineering and technical studies on the col- 
lege level. 

Students interested in electronics may become involved 
in two programs: Electronics I and Electronics II. Elec- 
tronics I is for the technically oriented student in the col- 
lege course and concerned with basic electronics. Elec- 
tronics II is primarily a digital electronics course designed 
for students to continue their study of electronics tech- 
nology. 

All Industrial Arts courses at the high school level are 
classified as Practical Arts and, therefore, help to satisfy a 
portion of the students graduation requirements. 

FROM THE PROGRAM FACILITATOR 
OF HOME ECONOMICS 

The goal of the Home Economics program is to pre- 
pare students to cope with daily living. This curriculum 
starts at the seventh grade level in a ten week co- 
educational course, emphasizing basic skills for family 
life. Nutrition, clothing repair, building a good self im- 
age and home safety are stressed. The eighth grade 
course expands on this knowledge in many areas. Con- 
sumer awareness, decision making, machine sewing, 
comparison shopping and practical skills in the foods lab 
are included. Activities are designed to meet a variety of 
student needs, interests and abilities. 

Since boys have been introduced to the Home Econo- 
mics program in the seventh and eighth grades, the 
Chefs course at the High School has become very popu- 
lar. Students are involved in food selection, preparation 
and the serving of meals. Careers in the foods area are ex- 
plored. Teachers from other disciplines are invited to give 
demonstrations of their culinary specialties to this class. 

The Home Economics teachers continue to attend 
workshops, in-service programs and courses offered 
through area colleges. Curriculum in the Home Econom- 
ics courses is constantly being revised and updated in 
order to keep abreast of the many current methods and 
products in this area. 

Home Economics students are encouraged to become 
involved in the total school environment. An Interna- 
tional Foods Day at the Junior High is a yearly event in 
cooperation with the Foreign Language Department. 
This year, high school students worked with the Hospital- 
ity Committee to provide refreshments and service for the 
Visiting Evaluation Team. 

The Home Economics Department strives to help each 
individual student to gain the skills and self confidence to 
achieve a productive and fulfilling family life. 



FROM THE PROGRAM FACILITATOR 
OF BUSINESS EDUCATION 

Student enrollment in the Business Education Depart- 
ment at Chelmsford High School has remained consistent 
with 1981-82 enrollment figures. Courses which have in- 
creased in size are Introduction to Data Processing and 
Programming, Computer Data Entry, and Type III and 
Word Processing. Experts forecast that within five to ten 
years every family will have a microcomputer in the 
home; and that computer literacy will become the fourth 
basic skill added to reading, writing, and arithmetic. The 
microcomputer is and will continue to play a dominant 
role in the life of every individual in our society. The 
courses listed above include the integration of microcom- 
puter concepts as well as hands on training on a 
microcomputer. Microcomputer concepts are discussed 
in many of the other Business Education courses; 
however, equipment restraints hinder hands on ex- 
perience in these courses. Business Education courses in 
the computer laboratory are scheduled for 14 mods out of 
a 15 mod school day. The one free mod is consistently us- 
ed for club work, administrative work, and makeup work 
for students. 

Accounting I A, an advi»aced course for seniors only of- 
fered for the first time in 1981-82, continues to attract 
many students who are planning to pursue a career in 
business or major/minor in business administration on 
the post secondary level. 

The Business Education Department in conjunction 
with Guidance and Career Education is pleased to an- 
nounce that in January, 1983, a new Occupational Skill 
Center will be opened at the high school. The Occupa- 
tional Skill Center is funded by a Federal Occupational 
Education Grant applied for and accepted in 1982. This 
center will be staffed by a full-time teacher and an aide 
with federal monies. Although remedial in nature, this 
center will be available to all Business Education 
students. Equipment purchased through this grant 
follows: 4 microcomputers and printers, 2 electronic 
typewriters, 2 interface units for the electronic 
typewriters which will provide letter print for the 
microcomputers, and 5 desktop calculators. 

Curriculum development in Cobol programming and 
Data based Accounting are planned for the future. 
Another area of concern in the Business Education 
Department is the declining enrollment in the Shorthand 
classes. Students are selecting Information Process- 
ing/Word Processing courses instead of Shorthand. The 
career opportunities and educational programs in both 
Shorthand and Information Processing/ Word Processing 
are different. The point is not which is better: the point is 
that secretarial students who take shorthand also need an 
understanding of word processing. With shorthand, a 
secretary has an edge in the job market. Committees are 
being planned to study these matters. 

The Business Education Department at Chelmsford 
High School continues to recognize each student 
regardless of his/her deficiencies or disadvantages. With 
this recognition in mind as well as the facilities, 
technology, and equipment available at Chelmsford High 
School, the staff members of the Business Education 



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Department are ready to help prepare today's youth for 
tomorrow's jobs in business and office related employ- 
ment. They are also ready to provide educational oppor- 
tunities for students preparing in fields other than 
business to acquire business knowledge and skills needed 
to function effectively in those careers. 

FROM THE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR 
OF INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA 

During the summer of 1981 the library collections of 
the two junior high schools were consolidated for the Mc- 
Carthy Junior High School, which resulted in a collection 
of over 20.800 volumes and a generous supply of audio- 
visual software. The library at the McCarthy School was 
expanded by utilizing a classroom across the hall from the 
original library. This added facility was utilized to house 
the "browsing'' collection consisting of fiction, paper- 
backs and books on sports. The original library became a 
research library, housing the reference collection, non- 
fiction works and microfilm. The library was staffed by a 
professional librarian and a library assistant. 

The librarian conducted orientation sessions in both 
rooms for all seventh grade students. All eighth grade 
students took part in an "Oral Communications Unit" 
which involved writing a major research paper. The 
classroom teachers conducted structured lessons on 
research skills which were reinforced through experience 
in the library as well as informal instruction on the part of 
the librarian. 

The school library program in the Chelmsford public 
schools seeks to provide the students with resources of all 
kinds (print, non-print, human and community) and an 
on-going program of instruction in how to use such 
resources. 

In each elementary school story hours were held for the 
younger students, but at the South Row school fifth and 
sixth grade students enjoyed a read aloud program. At 
the Harrington School a quiet reading time in the library 
which included both students and adults proved to be 
very successful. Over 89.000 books were borrowed by 
students and teachers during the year and additional 
materials as well as the reference collection were used in 
the libraries. Students at the elementary performed very 
well on the SRA tests which is a national testing service. 
The average performance was at the 67 percentile. In- 
struction in library use began in kindergarten with a 
discussion of the proper care of books and continued 
through the sixth grade. Students were taught the loca- 
tion of library materials and how to select appropriate 
sources. 

Student art work, book reports, dioramas and puppet 
shows gave a positive response to books the students en- 
joyed. Favorite book contests, bookmark contests, chess, 
checkers and backgammon tournaments were features in 
the various elementary libraries. The Westlands School 
students enjoyed a weekly book trivia contest. Apple com- 
puters in the Byam School library have delighted and 
challenged both staff and students. 

Workshops were held for the library assistants. Instruc- 
tional objectives, the new EPOCH program for the gifted 



and talented, Key-Word Search Strategy, Sexism in 
Children's Literature and a review of the sixth grade 
reference collection were the topics covered. 

Summer reading lists for three grade levels were 
prepared which featured books that were available in 
both the school and public libraries. 

As in past years, the services the elementary libraries 
were able to offer were broadened and extended by the 
many parents who volunteered their time. In apprecia- 
tion of their efforts, the thirteenth annual volunteer 
workers tea was held for them at the Harrington School 
library in June. 

The High School Library services included group in- 
struction in library use skills, individualized instruction, 
supervision and instruction for twenty-five student library 
assistants earning service-study credit, weekly programs 
for special needs students, on-going exhibits of student 
and staff work made possible by expanded display areas. 
Meetings were held with the public library staff to plan 
cooperative endeavors. A "Library Openhouse" for the 
Chelmsford Friends of the Library, public library 
trustees, the Chelmsford School Committee and the 
School Administration was held in June. 

Use of the library continued at a maximum with peaks of 
twelve to fourteen classes a day. This overwhelming de- 
mand for service and materials prompted an analysis of 
library operations and resulted in a streamlining of serv- 
ice, a reorganization of materials, and an extension of 
library hours until 3:00 in the afternoon, three afternoons 
a week. 

2,116 books were processed and cataloged to be added 
to the collection, bringing the total collection of 31.058 
volumes. 1 1 , 1 54 items of audiovisual software were added 
to the collection. The periodical holdings is quite im- 
pressive for a High School. The collection included 
foreign language periodicals, professional journals deal- 
ing with all curriculum areas as well as periodicals of 
general interest for both students and staff members. 

Very little active production took place in the television 
studio, save for an almost daily "Morning Show" produc- 
ed by students under the direction of the Television Aide. 
However, it was still a very active place, for over 469 video 
tapes were broadcast over the High School closed circuit 
television facility. 

The Repair Technician had an extremely busy year 
keeping the 16mm projectors, overhead projectors and 
tape recorders and all sorts of other audio visual hard- 
ware in operating condition. 

The stated major purpose of the Graphic Artist is to 
provide equipment and materials for use in creating 
audio and visual teaching aids and to supervise students 
in making productions. Emphasis was placed on student 
involvement and in creating an exciting alternative in the 
educational process. Other services included the prepara- 
tion of overhead transparencies, slide tape productions, 
graphic design productions, photography, the lamination 
of materials produced by teachers. The Graphic Artist 
serves all schools within the Chelmsford School Depart- 



67 



ment and has proven a valuable resource for students and 
teachers alike. 

The Media Center houses the complete 16mm film col- 
lection, a large collection of recordings and many sound 
filmstrips which are shared sytem-wide, thus saving 
money by avoiding duplication. The Secretary was kept 
very busy circulating these materials — literally in the 
hundreds during the school year. 

The Cataloging Department cataloged and processed 
2,195 new books for the elementary school libraries, 640 
new books for the McCarthy Junior High School library 
and 2,540 new books for the High School library. The 
cataloging staff continued the task of processing and 
transferring 9,424 books and 350 items of audio visual 
software to the Parker School library as a result of the 
closing of the Center School. Because two junior high 
schools became one, 4,219 books from what was the 
Parker Junior High School library were transferred to the 
McCarthy Junior High School library. 

The 1981-1982 school year was a productive and in- 
teresting year and we hope that our goal of encouraging 
students to learn to enjoy and love reading books will 
carry on into their adulthood. 

FROM THE RESOURCE INSTRUCTOR 
FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED 

The Enrichment Program of Chelmsford (EPOCH) has 
been organized as a result of research and study by the 
Gifted and Talented Study Committee, which was form- 
ed during the year 1981-82. This Committee proposed to 
improve and extend services to gifted and talented 
students in the Chelmsford School System. 

There are a number of definitions of giftedness. 
Chelmsford's Project EPOCH is based on the "three-ring" 
concept of giftedness, (above average ability, creativity, 
and task commitment). The present program has been 
developed around the suggestions made in the proposal, 
combined with research done on gifted education. 

The program was developed and the screening and 
identification procedures were established between 
September and January. In January, the program was im- 
plemented in grades 3-6. 

The children identified for Project EPOCH are involved 
in a pull-out program and meet with the Resource In- 
structor once a week for extended enrichment activities. 
This is an extension of regular classroom enrichment 
which all children receive. 

The training in Project EPOCH is in creative thinking, 
creative problem-solving, and research skills. These skills 
can be applied to student work in most subject areas. 

A series of teacher workshops for Teaching The Gifted 
& Talented was offered throughout the fall. This series 
was funded through a federal grant. More than forty 
elementary teachers participated in this very successful 
workshop series. 

Plans are underway to evaluate the program at the end 



of the present school year and it is hoped that it can be 
extended to include the Junior High School. 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL OF 
THE SOUTH ROW SCHOOL 

South Row School is organized as a modified self con- 
tained school. Each child has the opportunity to identify 
strongly with one adult and his peers in such a setting. 
The largest segment of instructional time is devoted to 
teaching and learning of the basic skills of reading, 
writing and mathematics, appropriate for the grade 
level. In addition to skill development, the staff provides 
many opportunities for creative experiences. The staff 
recognizes each individual's worth and knows that a feel- 
ing of success is essential for growth. 

The staff strives to maintain an atmosphere conducive 
to learning. It believes that schools must provide a safe 
and secure environment, free of disruption and excessive 
distraction. The staff believes that all students are 
capable of learning and expects them to learn. The in- 
structional program reflects this belief. 

Teachers at South Row School were very much involv- 
ed with a variety of after school workshop programs held 
during this school year. Staff attended workshops dealing 
with modifying classroom instruction and management 
techniques for special need students, looking at new 
strategies involved in a skill-focused composition cur- 
riculum designed to improve the quality of student 
writing throughout the grades, and a study of such 
techniques as teaching for discovery, developing 
inductive-thinking styles, and the inquiry approach used 
to teach students certain broad, general strategies that 
would enhance their ability to meet problems successful- 
ly. Other workshops dealt with the dramatic effect com- 
puter technology is having on elementary education and 
what place the "arts" have in our curriculum, the motion 
being that the arts can enhance and improve the quality 
of instruction in other subject areas. 

The South Row School P.T.O. has this year, as in the 
past, been most active in their efforts to promote special 
programs, activities and educational field trips. The 
P.T.O. officers and Executive Board members have given 
freely of their time and energy to support their school. 
Their efforts are greatly appreciated by the staff and 
principal. 

Special attention is made in remembrance of Lawrence 
J. Silk who died in September of this school year. Law- 
rence Silk was the first principal of South Row School ser- 
ving from the time the school opened in January, 1963 
through June, 1968. His competence, dedication and ad- 
ministrative skill quickly established high standards for 
South Row School. His successor will long remember all 
the help and advice he so freely gave. 

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CHAPTER I 

Title I of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Act 
(ESEA) was passed by the United States Congress for the 
purpose of assisting local schools to overcome educational 
deprivation. Under the law, the federal government ap- 
propriates money annually to school districts throughout 



68 



the nation. The amount received by each community is 
determined by the government. 

Project proposals are written by the director and for- 
warded to the State Department of Education, and upon 
arrival, are initiated in each area as a compensatory 
educational program. 

Although Title I's name has been changed this year to 
Chapter I, the program will remain the same as it has in 
the past. 

Chapter I has been in the Chelmsford School System 
for eight years. We service children in mathematics and 
reading at the Parker School (grades 4-6) and the West- 
lands School (grades 1-6). 

A child's participation in this Project does not mean 
that a student is not capable, but just that he she is not, 
for one of many reasons, working to his her potential. 
Our school instruction in the past has proven to be suc- 
cessful in reinforcing the area of mathematics and read- 
ing as well as in improving the child's image. With the 
cooperation of the teaching staff, administration and in- 
terested parents, we are preventing the gap from widen- 
ing. 

Our program has been augmented through the use of 
computer terminals at Westlands. We are in our fourth 
year of the use of these added tools of learning, which 
have proven to be very popular to all concerned and have 
produced great results as measured last year. 

The Director. Beverly J. Hedison and the Chelmsford 
School Department were recipients of an Award of Ex- 
cellence for their Contribution to School Improvement 
Through Computer Technology. 

CONCLUSION 

This report should not close without a word of ap- 
preciation for the dedication, professional alertness, and 
competence of the school personnel. We are cognizant of 
the fact that the backbone of any school system is its staff. 
A sound curriculum, adequately maintained buildings 
and well equipped classrooms are important, but less 
than completely effective without superior teachers to br- 
ing the classroom to "life." By their enthusiastic support 
of the educational system, it is evident that the citizens of 
Chelmsford appreciate the efforts of the teachers. 
Chelmsford's schools have a reputation for excellence far 
beyond their geographical boundaries. Maintaining and 
improving this quality are the responsibilities of the 
school personnel. 

As we look to the future, we must continue to be con- 
cerned: 

— with intellectual excellence 

with a curriculum that will permit individual 
fulfillment and sufficient challenge for each of our 
students 

— with controlled experimentation that will permit a 
good program to become even better 

— with the more effective utilization of staff 



— with a sound financial relationship between the goals 
of the community and its ability to sustain them 
financially 

We are grateful to all who have assisted us in any 
way — all Town Boards and Committees; school person- 
nel; Police, Fire and Highway Departments; Parent- 
Teacher Organizations' League of Women Voters: 
Chelmsford Women Jaycees; Chelmsford Elks, Rotary 
and other service organizations; Advisory Study Commit- 
tees; school volunteer workers, and to citizens for their 
cooperation and assistance. 

The School Committee wishes to extend its deep ap- 
preciation for the years of dedicated and meritorious ser- 
vice to staff members who retired in 1982. 

Peter J. Rizza. Social Studies Teacher, Junior 
High School 

William H. Thomas. Social Studies Teacher, 
Junior High School 

Elrene Freeman, Teacher Aide, High School 

Helen Gagnon, Secretary. School Food Service 



IN MEMORIAM 

Deep sorrow is expressed at the untimely deaths of two 
teachers and a custodian who had earned the respect and 
affection of all children, fellow workers and parents. 

Lawrence J. Silk, Teacher, Parker School 

Pamela Mitchell, Teacher, Byam School 

Raymond T. McDowell, Custodian, High 
School 



SEWER COMMISSION 

I he following is the annual report for the 1982 year. 

The Sewer Commission is pleased to report on their 
progress to date with the town wide sewerage study or 
better known as the Step I Facilities Plan. 

At least 25 percent of the homeowners of the town were 
• isked lo fill out a questionnaire which covered all facets 
ill theil wastewater disposal, physical facilities, problems, 
and suggestions. The response to the questionnaire was 
most gratifying for the Commission and their consulting 
engineers. Weston and Sampson Engineers, Inc. who are 
preparing the plan. 

On September 13, 1982. the Commission held a public 
meeting at which time the existing conditions as to 
wastewater disposal problems were discussed on a 
neighborhood to neighborhood basis. A great deal of in- 
formation was gained from those in attendance as to their 
individual and neighborhood problems, all of which will 
help the commission with finalizalion of the facilities 
plan. This, along with the dale gathered from Weston 
and Sampson and various other sources, such as the 
Board of Health, and past facilities studies will determine 



69 



what alternatives, if any, will be investigated in depth to 
learn which method is best suited for the neighborhood. 

Upon completion of this investigation, a second public 
meeting will be held. At that time, all of the alternatives 
investigated and the associated data, such as cost factor 
and how it can be financed, will be presented. A;,ain, 
your comments will be solicited and taken into considera- 
tion. Based upon all of this, a single plan for the entire 
town will be designed. This plan will undoubtably consist 
of a number of approved disposal methods (sewers to 
Lowell, neighborhood septic systems, rehabilitation of in- 
dividual systems and approval of existing systems). The 
overall plan will be reviewed in its entirety to insure that 
every area and every detail has been checked. Then a very 
detailed and specific plan will be presented at a public 
hearing earmarked for early summer. The Commission 
will then come back to the town this fall, asking for the 
necessary monies to design the recommended plan. 

It is expected that the design will take up to one year to 
complete. When the design phase has been completed, 
we will return to the town to ask permission and necessary 
monies to construct this plan. 

It is anticipated that once this construction is under- 
way, it will be the start of a reasonably long term pro- 
gram that will allow each of you to dispose of your 
wastewater knowing that it is going to be treated and 
discharged properly so as not to continue to contaminate 
the surface and ground water of the town and, therefore, 
winl no longer pose a very real threat to our drinking 
water supply. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chelmsford Sewer Commission 

John P. Emerson, Jr., Chairman 

Burton A. Segall, Vice Chairman 

Dennis J. Ready, Clerk 



NOTES: Back takes due in Real Estate taxes, Personal 
Property taxes and Excise taxes have been collected since 
6-30-82 in large amounts due to the use of Tax-Title pro- 
cesses, drivers' license suspensions, and court litigation. 
These means of collection will be furthered in the upcom- 
ing year in order to minimize the amounts left un- 
collected from delinquent accounts. 

The Deputy-Collection Agency used by the Town has 
aided us in disposing of numerous back accounts. 

Respectfully yours, 

James R. Doukszewicz 
Town Treasurer/Collector 



TREE DEPARTMENT 

The past year has been a safe and efficient one, main- 
taining our safety pruning, elevating, and fertilizing on a 
very limited basis. 

I feel the Tree Department has been able to ac- 
complish most of our planned program with delays at 
times. All our work is done by outside contractors and 
their availability is limited, but their cooperation is 
outstanding. 

We look forward to another safe and successful year, 
with everyone's help. Your calls are appreciated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Donald P. Gray 
Tree Warden 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICIALS 



TOWN TREASURER/COLLECTOR 

Balance as of 7-1-81 $ 5,809,623.58 

Receipts through 6-30-82 4 0,014,756.00 ** 

$45,824,379.58 
Paid Out on Warrants ( 41,560,406.79)** 

Balance as of 6-30-82 $ 4,263,972.79 

♦♦Invested Funds Rolled-Over Not Included 

BREAKDOWN OF BALANCE AS OF 6-30-82 

Cash in Banks $ 2,598,519.69 

Certificates of Deposit 1,500,000.00 

Fed. Rev. Sharing Funds 77,049.99 

Non-Revenue Funds ...88,403.11 * 

$ 4,263,972.79 

♦These Funds Are The Unexpended Proceeds From Bond 
Issues 

See Balance Sheet as of 6-30-82 submitted by Town 
Accountant for all Uncollected Levy Amounts. 



Town Accountant 

Ernest F. Day Term Expires 1985 

Board of Selectmen's Executive Secretary 

Norman E. Thidemann Term Expires 1983 

Town Counsel 

James M. Harrington, Esq. Term Expires 1983 

Police Chief 

Raymond P. McKeon Term Expires 1983 

Deputy Police Chiefs 
James C. Greska Pennryn D. Fitts 

Fire Chief 
Frederick H. Reid Term Expires 1983 

Cemetery Superintendent 

George Baxendale Term Expires 1983 

Park Superintendent 

Donald P. Gray Term Expires 1 983 



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Director of Public Health 

Richard J. Day Term Expires 1983 

Board of Health Physician 
Michael A. Gilchrist, M.D. Term Expires 1983 

Superintendent of Streets 
Harold E. Gray Term Expires 1983 

Inspector of Animals 

Dr. Martin A. Gruber Term Expires 1983 

Building Inspector 

Ronald W. Wetmore Term Expires 1983 

Local Inspector Wiring Inspector 

Bruce H. Clark Francis E. Cunningham 

Gas Inspector Plumbing Inspector 

Neal C.Stanley William H. Shedd 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 
Anthony C. Ferreira 

Town Aide and Council on Aging 
Kathleen M. Robinson 

Assistant Town Clerk Assistant Treasurer 

Elizabeth D. Zamanakos Florence M. Ramsay 

Planning Board Clerk Board of Appeals Clerk 

Jacqueline A. Sheehy Conservation Comm. Clerk 

Marjorie Hennessy 

Insect Pest Control Officer 
Donald P. Gray 

Superintendent of Public Buildings 
William W. Edge 

Veterans' Graves Officer 

George E. Baxendale 

Recreation Commission Clerk 
Evelyn L. Newman 

Highway Department Foremen Veteran's Agent 

Pearl Koulas Mary McAuliffe 

Arthur Deschaine 
Frederick Greenwood 

Dog Officer Part-time Dog Officer 

Frank Wojtas. Jr. Neal Stanley, Jr. 



71 

TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
BALANCE SHEET— JUNE 30, 1981 

REVENUE ACCOUNTS 

ASSETS 



Cash: 




General: 




In Banks 


2,598,519.69 


Invested 


1,500,000.00 


Federal Revenue Sharing: 




Invested 




Accounts Receivable: 




Taxes: 




Levy of 1976 




Personal Property 


5,312.05 


Real Estate 


774.11 


Levy of 1977 




Personal Property 


5,736.07 


Real Estate 


5,004.24 


Levy of 1978 




Personal Property 


10,579.63 


Real Estate 


13,763.45 


Levy of 1979 




Personal Property 


13,045.55 


Real Estate 


36,017.76 


Levy of 1980 




Personal Property 


12,802.88 


Real Estate 


112,024.99 


Levy of 1981 




Personal Property 


17,350.36 


Real Estate 


177,591.3! 


Levy of 1982 




Personal Property 


30,892.48 


Real Estate 


436,315.23 


Motor Vehicle Excise: 




Levy of 1973 


45,879.32 


Levy of 1974 


25,560.53 


Levy of 1975 


53,086.24 


Levy of 1976 


44,377.37 


Levy of 1977 


43.136.95 


Levy of 1978 


48,405.51 


Levy of 1979 


63,453.89 


Levy of 1980 


66,152.29 


Levy of 1981 


36.716.97 


Levy of 1982 


96,139.27 


Farm Animal Excise: 




Levy of 1978 


140.25 


Levy of 1979 


116.65 


-Levy of 1980 


197.50 


Levy of 1981 


194.50 


Levy of 1982 


216.25 



Tax Titles and Possessions: 
Tax Titles 
Tax Possessions 

Departmental: 

Off Duty Work Details 
Public Buildings 
Cemetery 

Water Districts: 
Lien Added to Taxes: 
Levy of 1979 
Levy of 1980 
Levy of 1981 
Levy of 1982 

Aid To Highways: 
State 

Loans Authorized: 
Sewer Construction 
School Building Improvements 

Transfers Authorized: 
Revenue Sharing 
Insurance Sinking Fund Trust 



6,535.71 
17,684.87 

8, $91.65 

225.00 

5,975.00 



66.00 
1,206.70 
1,007.24 
1,012.84 



1,200,000.00 
473,061.00 



542,190.38 
24,000.00 



4,098,519.69 



77,049.99 



877.210.15 



522,908.34 



865.15 



24,220.58 



15,091.65 



3,292.78 
439,404.38 

1,673,061.00 



Perpetual Care Fund Trust 
Educational Collaborative Trust 

Overdrawn Overlay Accounts: 
Levy of 1976 
Levy of 1977 
Levy of 1978 

Underestimated Assessments: 
State Parks 
State — Air Pollution 
State — Special Education 

Overdrawn Apporpriation: 
Snow and Ice Removal 

Revenue: 

Appropriations Voted For 
Fiscal 1983 



10,000.00 




15,500.00 


591,690.38 


223.07 




320.25 




293.52 


836.84 


12,145.84 




88.64 




838.00 


13,072.48 




56,356.73 




25,005,520.00 




$33,399,100.14 



LIABILITIES AND RESERVES 



Warrants Payable 

Payroll Deductions 

Guarantee Deposits: 
Planning Board 
School Department 

Agency: 

County — Sale of Animals 
County — Dog Licenses 

Tailings: 

Unclaimed Checks 

Trust Fund Income: 
Library 

Sale of Real Estate 

Sale of Cemetery Lots 

Gifts From Individuals: 
Library — Carriage House 

Renovations 
Cemetery Department 
Recreation Commission 

Federal and State Grants: 
Revenue Sharing 
Department of Elder Affairs 
Department of EPA 
Department of EDA 
Department of MEOER 
School: 

Public Law 81-874 
Other School Grants 

Revolving Funds: 

Off Duty Work Details 
School — Lunch 
School — Athletics 
School Civic Activities 
School Adult Education 
School — Loss of Books 
Merrimack Ed Center 
Recreation Commission 

Appropriations Authorized: 
Revenue Sharing: 
Fire Salaries 
Police Salaries 
Sidewalks — Acton Rd. 
Preliminary Project Studies 



1,850.00 
1,500.00 



13.50 
5,102.75 



2,710.70 
250.00 
550.00 

77,049.99 

460.99 

56,901.36 

10,784.57 

2,713.10 

14,700.34 
12,460.40 

4,296.76 
43,495,62 
1,440.15 
5,015.40 
2,811.70 
1,903.27 
4,898.32 
1,256.42 



250,000.00 

250,000.00 

40,015.38 

2,175.00 



1,115,096.27 
279,257.14 

3,350.00 

5,116.25 

16,367.49 

468.14 
40,767.02 
13,327.50 



3,510.70 



175,070.75 



65,117.64 



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Insurance Sinking Fund: 
Insurance Budget 

Perpetual Care Trust: 
Cemetery Budget 

Education Collaborative Trust: 

School Budget 
Loans Authorized and Unissued 

Appropriation Balances Forwarded 

Special Project Balances Forwarded 

Reserve Fund Overlay Surplus 

Overlay Reserved For Abatements: 
Levy of 1979 
Levy of 1980 
Levy of 1981 
Levy of 1982 

Revenue Reserved Until Collected: 
Motor Vehicle Excise 
Farm Animal Excise 
Tax Titles and Possessions 
Departmental 
Aid To Highways 
Water Liens 

Overestimated Assessments: 
County Tax 
Mosquito Control 
Regional Transit Authority 

Surplus Revenue: 
Restricted 
Unrestricted 

Appropriation Control Fiscal 1983: 
Revenue 
Transfers 



24.000.00 



10.000.00 



15,500.00 



21.813.46 

111,381.46 

50.567.76 

53.001.96 

522.908.34 

865.15 

24,220.58 

15.091.65 

439.404,38 

3.292.78 

52.602.87 

296.60 

4.661.00 

680.932.00 
1.278.095.63 



591,690.38 
1.673.061.00 

668.615.64 

317.002.10 

7.096.60 



236.764.64 



1.005.782.88 



57.560.47 



1.959.027.63 



25.005.520.00 

159.529.90 25.165.049.90 



TRUST AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 
June 30. 1982 

Trust and Investment Funds: 
Cash and Securities: 
In Custody of Treasurer 
In Custody of Library Trustees 
In Custody of Board of Selectmen 
In Custody of Veterans Emergency 
Fund Committee 



In Custody of Treasurer: 






Geo. W. Barris- Varney Playground 


3. 381. 60 




Conservation Fund 


45.984.90 




Conservation Wright Reservation 


2.400.86 




Stabilization Fund 


1.641.332.81 




Insurance Sinking Fund 


74.431.32 




Cemetery Funds: 






Geo. W. Barris Memorial 


7 316.36 




Perpetual Care 


332.279.94 




Adams Emerson 


782.71 




Christopher Roby 


10.032.25 




Vileata S. Douglas 


2.677.97 


2.120.620.72 


In Custody of Library Trustees: 






Amos F. Adams 


24.802.22 




Geo. W. Barris 


696.11 




Frances Clark 


3.195.80 




Clement Fund 


17.168.78 




Albert H. Davis 


991.59 




Frederick B. Edwards 


4.826.89 




Nathan B. Edwards 


997.18 




Victor E. Edwards 


1.645.84 




Adam Emerson 


201.50 




Ora Flint 


4.697.85 




George Memorial 


2.341.53 




Thomas P. Proctor 


11.897.02 




Serlina Richardson 


538.22 




Joseph E. Warren 


411.36 




Gertrude Wright 


1.680.94 





Cemetery Fund-A. George 

In Custody of Board of Selectmen: 
Emma Gay-Vamey Playground 

In Custody of Veterans Emergency 
Fund Committee: 

Veterans Emergency Fund 



EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATIVE BOARD FUND 
Section 4-E Chapter 40 General Laws 

Cash-In Custody of Treasurer 15,763.15 



2,326.43 


78,419.26 




600.52 




9.050.75 




2,208,691.25 



Unexpended Balance 



NON-REVENUE ACCOUNT 



Cash-In Banks 



Appropriation Balances: 

School Building Improvements 
School Computer Purchase 



DEBT ACCOUNTS 



Net Funded or Fixed Debt: 
Inside Debt Limit 

General: 
Outside Debt Limit 

General 



J33.399.100.14 


Serial Loans: 




Inside Debt Limit 




General: 




Schools 




Outside Debt Limit 




General: 




Schools 


2.120.620.72 




78.419.26 




600 52 


FEDERA 


9.050.75 




2.208.691.25 


Balance July 1. 1981 



FEDERAL REVENUE SHARING FUNDS 
Fiscal Year 1981-1982 



Entitlements 517.042.00 

Interest Earned 36.199.61 



Less: Authorized Appropriations 

Fire Department Wages 408.132.00 

Police Department-Wages 408.132.00 

Sidewalks Acton Road 40.015.38 

Preliminary Project Studies 10.643.75 



Appropriations Forwarded To Fiscal 1983: 

Sidewalks Acton Road 40.015.38 

Preliminary Project Studies 2.175.00 

Balance June 30. 1982 

CHANGES IN SURPLUS REVENUE 
Fiscal Year 1981-1982 



15,763.15 



88,403 .11 
88.403.11 



71.244.72 
17.158.39 

88,403.11 



368.000.00 

2.730.000.00 
3.098.000.00 



368.000.00 



2.730.000.00 
3.098.000.00 



348.541.13 



553.241.61 
901,782.74 



866.923.13 
34.859.61 



42,190 .38 
77,049.99 



Balance July 1. 1981 




1.318.218.41 


Deductions: 






Audit Adjustments 


39.822.01 




Subsequent Taxes Added 






To Tax Titles 


903.85 




Appropriations STM 12-14-81 


135.738.00 


176.463.86 
1.141.754.55 



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Additions: 




Excess Assessments 1982 




Recap Sheet 


.25 


Tax Title Redemption 


877.80 


Tax Possession Sale 


500.00 


Unexpended Appropriations 


510,827.60 


Excess 1981-1982 Receipts 


305,067.43 


Balance June 30, 1982 





Surplus Revenue-Restricted 
Surplus Revenue-Unrestricted 



817,273.08 
1,959,027.63 

680,932.00 
1,278,095.63 
1,959,027.63 



DEBT STATEMENT 





Interest 


Outstanding 


Payments 


Outstanding 


Principal 


Interest 


Bond Issue 


Rate 


6-30-81 


1982 


6-30-82 


Due 1983 


Due 1983 


1972 High School #2 


4.40 


1,700,000. 


850,000. 


850,000. 


850,000. 


18,700. 


Junior High School 


3.25 


310,000. 


105,000. 


205,000. 


105,000. 


6,663. 


Westland-Harrington Schools 


4.30 


1,020,000. 


160,000. 


860,000. 


160,000. 


36,980. 


Byam School 


6.00 


920,000. 


105,000. 


815,000. 


105,000. 


45,750. 


School Building Capital Improvements #1 


6.25 


596.000. 


596,000. 


.00 


.00 


.00 


School Building Capital Improvement #2 


9.25 


00. 


00. 


200,000. 


200,000. 


18,500. 


School Computer Purchase 


9.50 


00. 


00. 


168,000. 


168,000. 


16,012. 


TOTALS 




4,546,000. 


1,816,000. 


3,098,000. 


1,588,000. 


142,605. 



DISBURSEMENTS 



General Govermment: 


1981 


1982 


Moderator 


225. 


300. 


Selectmen 


90,242. 


80,916. 


Accounting 


53,335. 


62,754. 


Treasurer/Collector 


131,242. 


134,474. 


Assessors 


82,496. 


87,571. 


Town Clerk 


57,847. 


62,072. 


Public Buildings 


44,230. 


67,258. 


Law 


51,745. 


36,626. 


Elections 


20,426. 


10,596. 


Registrars 


23,797. 


24,514. 


Finance Committee 


1,070. 


991. 


Planning Board 


12,648. 


10,406. 


Board of Appeals 


5,056. 


3,921. 


Personnel Board 


604. 


343. 


Conservation Commission 


9,449. 


14,563. 


Historical Commission 


1,118. 


892. 


Historic District Commission 


804. 


803. 


Constable 


120. 


15. 


Home Rule Advisory Committee 


117. 


00. 


Council On Aging 


32,006. 


41,718. 


Town Celebration Committee 


4,749. 


00. 


Town Aide 


15,153. 


17,237. 



Total General Government 

Public Safety: 

Police Department: 
Salaries 

Expense and Outlay 
Purchase Cruisers 
Mutual Aid 
Gasoline Storage Tank 

Total Police Department 

Fire Department: 
Salaries 

Expense and Outlay 
Purchase New Pumper 

Total Fire Department 

Misc. Protection: 
Hydrant Services 
Tree Warden 
Insect Pest Control 
Inspection 
Dog Officer 
Animal Inspector 
Sealer of Weights & Measures 



638,479. 



657,970. 



1,203,439. 


1,286,212 


172,199. 


199,622 


00. 


71,875 


2,297. 


1,285 


22,450. 


00 



1,400,385. 



1,524,959. 
123,754. 
107,071. 

1,755,784. 



74,726. 
16,494. 
11.325. 
97,490. 
22,638. 

1,200. 

2,165. 



1,558,994. 



1,601,252. 

84,006. 

0O. 

1,685,258. 



74,726. 

14,755. 

11,856. 

103,555. 

22,285. 

1,200. 

2,000. 



Civilian Defense 
Total Misc. Protection 

Public Health: 

Salaries & Expenses 
Mosquito Eradication 

Total Public Health 

Sewer Commission: 
Expenses 
Professional Fees 
Facilities Plan (Grant) 

Total Sewer Commission 

Highway Department: 
Administration 
Engineers Fees 
Labor — Men 

Utilities, Materials — Misc. 
Waste Collection 
Stabilization Fund 
Machine Hire — Other 
Snow and Ice 
Sidewalks 

Purchase of Equipment 
Drainage Construction 
Resurface Streets 
Chapter 90 Construction 

Total Highway Department 

Street Lighting: 

Veterans Benefits: 
Salaries & Expenses 
Cash and Material Grants 

Total Veterans Benefits 

Libraries: 
Salaries 

Repairs and Maintenance 
Fuel, Light and Water 
Books and Periodicals 
Other Expenses 
Outlays 

Carriage House Renovations 
Gifts From Individuals 

Total Libraries 



2,090. 



3,221. 



228,128. 


233,598. 


57,828. 


63,796. 


5,801. 


7,791. 


63,629. 


71,587. 


1,191. 


2,765. 


252. 


39,537. 


00. 


19,299. 


1,443. 


61,601. 


82,723. 


83,671. 


8.053. 


5,841. 


452,702. 


251,755. 


248,542. 


217,410. 


418,000. 


418,000. 


10,000. 


1. 


11,073. 


25,000. 


169,371. 


359,548. 


17,233. 


28,430. 


112,101. 


00. 


101,912. 


83,577. 


111,786. 


99,500 


00. 


109. 


1,743,496. 


1,572,842. 


118,052. 


116,719. 


29,261. 


32,401 


84,224. 


53,403. 


113,485. 


85,804. 


223,480. 


202,835. 


3,673. 


4,548. 


18,068. 


23,990. 


60,313. 


66,661. 


11,782. 


12,656. 


2,695. 


00. 


2,468. 


1,398. 


00. 


2,017. 


322,479. 


314,105. 



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Parks and Recreation: 



School Revolving Funds: 
Cafeteria 
Athletics 
Adult Education 
Civic Activities 
Loss of Books 
Grant Accounts 
Ed. Collaborative Fund 

Total School Revolving Funds 

Regional Vocational School 

School Renovations 
School Computer Purchase 



Cemeteries 
Salaries 

Repairs. Expense. Outlays 
Improv. and Devel. Fund 
Beautification P/C Transfer 
Sprinkler Repair Trust Transfer 

Total Cemeteries 

Unclassified: 
Memorial Day 
Town Clock 
Ambulance Service 
Town & Fin. Com. Reports 
Regional Drug Program 
Mental Health Program 
Elder Services of Mcrr. Valley 
NMAC Assessment 
Unemployment Benefits 
Cultural Council 
CATV Committee 
Renovate McFarlin Building 
Court Judgement - Land Taking 
Vinal Sq. Rehab Project (HUD) 
Vinal Sq.- Central Sq. Study 
Energy Committee 



1.059.714. 


611 


538. 


461 


199. 
00. 


461 


199. 



120.092. 



2.000. 

419. 

1. 

5.674. 

23.737. 

8.695. 

1.800. 

8.592. 

69.104. 

179. 

146. 

586.177. 

450.000. 

100.438. 

12.000. 

556. 



Parks 


31.008. 


30.040. 


Vamey Playground 


7,055. 


4,022. 


Recreation Commission 


145,202. 


19.825. 


Edwards Memorial Beach 


1.155. 


986. 


Recreation — Soccer Fields 


3.000. 


00. 


Total Parks and Recreation 


187,420. 


54,873. 


Insurance: 






Property Liability & All Types 


244,273. 


250.324. 


Chapter 32B 


387,046. 


407.526. 


Total Insurance 


631,319. 


657.850. 


Schools: 






School Committee 


72.702. 


94.879. 


Superintendents Office 


337.785. 


324,650. 


Supervision 


294,578. 


190,111. 


Principals 


718.494. 


646.339. 


Teachers 


8.842.468. 


7.888.327. 


Textbooks 


119.908. 


91.868. 


Library 


248,793. 


214.918. 


Audio-Visual 


93.028. 


9b. 144. 


Guidance 


442.733. 


389.557. 


Attendance 


24,000. 


25.900. 


Health Services 


136.811. 


105.085. 


Transportation 


752.895. 


629.364. 


Food Services 


46.691. 


34.252. 


Athletics 


154.140. 


106.755. 


Student Activities 


35.343. 


33.328. 


Custodial 


718.412. 


766.267. 


Utilities 


728.237. 


771.204. 


Maint. of Grounds 


36.770. 


31.374. 


Maint. of Buildings 


47.295. 


43.475. 


Maint. of Equipment 


107.547. 


175.345. 


Adult Education 


6.860. 


00. 


Programs w/o Schools 


6.894. 


6.979. 


Chapter 766 


1.446.971. 


1.444.386. 


Total School Department 


15.419.355. 


14.110.507. 



664.990. 


573.073 


19.684. 


31.333 


11 709. 


13.747 


26.226. 


26.114 


00. 


256 


330.795. 


299.916 


6.310. 


00 



944.439 



585.591. 

272.230. 
150.842. 



W!-, 072 



90.828. 


95.528 


20.038. 


20.100 


9.226. 


12.856 


00. 


3.842 


00. 


227 



132.553. 



693. 

252. 

00. 

5.088. 

23.737. 

8.695. 

1.800. 

8.592. 

285.738. 

40. 

11. 

690.395. 

6.366. 

198.232. 

00. 

00. 



Town Festival Committee 
Bills of Prior Years 
Medical Expense Ret. Police & Fire 
Repair Vinal Sq. Parking Lot 
Guard Rail-Main & Wilson 
Demolition — Westland School 
Town Hall — Study & Design 
Mass. Energy Resources Grant 

Total Unclassified 

Agency. Trust & Investments 

Fees & Licenses-State & County 

Payroll Deductions 

Retirement -Pension Expense 

State & County Assessments 

Cemetery P C Bequests 

Tax Levy Refunds 

Performance Bonds 

Misc. Trust Funds 

Water District Liens 

Police Outside Detail 

Merrimack Education Center 

Tailings 

Fire Insurance Proceeds-North 
School 

Total Agency. Trust & Investment 

Interest-Loans: 

Anticipation Loans 
Bonded Debt 

Total Interest 

Principal-Loans: 

Anticipation of Revenue 
Bonded Debt 

Total Principal 

Warrants - Previous Years 

Total Disbursements 

Cash Balance On Hand June 30 

TOTAL 



15 

791. 

565. 

222. 

2,995. 

25.779. 

00. 

00. 



KM .HP IS 



General Revenue: 
Taxes: 



1981 



00. 

2,667. 

416. 

00. 

00. 

00. 

2,600. 

37.508. 



1,299,885. 


1,272,860. 


27.786. 


13,564. 


5.973.265. 


5,976.074. 


561.395. 


636,988. 


753,297. 


1,030.735. 


20.515. 


19.380. 


103,418. 


60,707. 


00. 


3.000. 


20,587. 


10.641. 


18.366. 


10,233. 


112.056. 


134.161. 


113,791. 


125.126. 


00. 


1,658. 


00. 


1.526.883. 


7.704.476. 


9.549.150. 


53.043. 


42.726. 


229.413. 


199.301. 


282.456. 


242.027. 


5.000,000. 


5.000.000. 


1.505.000. 


1.816.000. 


6.505.000. 


6.816.000. 


565,254. 


413.006. 


41.233.068. 


41.560,406. 


5.809.623. 


4.263.973. 


47.042,691. 


45.824.379. 



1982 



Personal Properly 


631,357. 


695,422. 


Real Estate 


16.101.412. 


15.018,350. 


Farm Animal Excise 


512. 


584. 


Motor Vehicle Excise 


1.109.550. 


869.152 


Tax Title Redemptions 


3,805. 


1.378. 


Lieu of Taxes-State Properly 


3.039. 


3.416. 


Lieu of Taxes- Veterans 






Abatements 


10.151. 


9.921. 


Elderly Exemptions 


35,259. 


33.391. 


Total Taxes 


17.895.085. 


16.632.154. 


Fines and Permits: 






Court Fines 


153.729. 


151.802. 


Permits. Fees & Licenses 


169.046. 


138.173. 


Alcoholic 


23.460. 


25.100. 


Total Fines and Permits 


346,235. 


315.075. 


Grants and Gifts: 






County: 






Dog Fund 


4.240. 


4.589. 


Total Grants From County 


4,420. 


4.589. 


Federal Government: 






Public Law 874 


147.831. 


36.151. 


Revenue Sharing 


508.110. 


517.042. 


Com. Devel. Program HUD 


255.000. 


29.000. 


EDA Energy Grant 


160.000. 


408.800. 


EPA Grant (Sewer Com.) 


00. 


63.500. 


Total Grants from Federal Govt. 


1.070.941. 


1.054.493. 



75 



State: 

Aid To Education 

School Building Assistance 

School Lunch Program 

Tuition, Trans, of State Wards 

School Transportation 

Aid To Public Libraries 

Highway-Chapter 81 

Highway & Transit Development 

Local Aid Fund 

Veterans Benefits 

Dept. of Elder Affairs 

School Grant Programs 

Dept. of Community Affairs 

Dept. of Public Safety 

Residential School Costs 

Div. of Water Pollution Control 

Dept. of Energy Resources 

Total Grants From State 

Individuals: 

Library-Carriage House 
Library-Purchase of Books 
Cemetery Department 
Recreation Commission 

Total Gifts From Individuals 
Lowell Regional Transit Authority 



School : 

Cafeteria Lunch Sales 

Tuition, Rents & Misc. 

Athletic Programs 

Educational Collaborative Fund 



Library: 
Fines 

Cemetery: 

Sale of Lots & Graves 

Internments 

Perpetual Care Bequests 

Total Departmental Receipts 

Municipal Indebtedness: 
Anticipation of Revenue 
Note-School Renovation 
Note-School Computer 

Total From Borrowings 

Interest Income: 

Taxes 

Deposits 

Federal Revenue Sharing 

Com Devel Program-HUD 

MEOER Programs 
Total Interest Income 
Unpaid Warrants-Current Year 
Refunds 



3,927,750. 

1,012,325. 

206,222. 

117,339. 

345,249. 

15,874. 

120,902. 

148,672. 

851,599. 

40,442. 

6,250. 

340,881. 

12,000. 

00. 

00. 

00. 

WL 

7,145,505 



2,734. 
2,000. 

00. 

00. 



4,734. 



19,896. 



1,880,756. 



586,212. 



4,644. 



46,085. 



2,517,697. 



5,596,000. 



524,059. 

413,006. 

23.402. 



3.924,236. 

874,315. 

110,081. 

122,817. 

492,794. 

15,587. 

146,983. 

148,672. 

1,630,903. 

29,359. 

18,511. 

272,349. 

00. 

1,000. 

76,821. 

12,700. 

40,008. 

7,917,136. 



2,782. 

17. 

250. 

550. 

3,599. 
24,045. 



Departmental Receipts: 






Selectmen 


24,323. 


11,681 


Treasurer/Collector 


17,527. 


7,875 


Town Clerk 


1,901. 


2,512 


Police 


13,945. 


18,653 


Public Buildings 


3,355. 


11,615 


Highway 


6,264. 


627 


Dog Officer 


1,730. 


2.115 


Veterans Benefits 


9,458. 


6,913 


Misc. 


4,820. 


10,661 


Sale of Town Property 


20,350. 


70,800 


Fire Ins. Proceeds-North School 


1,776,883. 


00 


Recreation-Revolving Fund 


200. 


1,056 



144.508. 



465,924. 


489,357 


70,666. 


52,199 


21,512. 


29,266 


28,110. 


8,300 



579,122. 



5,740. 



8,545. 


10,000 


17,025. 


13,945 


20,515. 


19,380 



43,325. 



772,695. 



5,000,000. 


5,000,000 


596,000. 


200,000 


00. 


168,000 



5,368,000. 



71,962. 


89,495. 


424,725. 


359,461. 


27,372. 


36,200. 


00. 


4,822. 


00. 


213. 



490,191. 
1,115,096. 



Agency, Trust and Investment: 
Payroll Withholdings 
Cemetery P/C Interest 
Cemetery — Douglas Trust 
Dog Licenses Due County 
Licenses Due State 
Conservation Fund 
Registry Fees Due State 
Library Trust Funds 
Water District Liens 
Stabilization Fund 
Police Outside Detail 
Merrimack Education Center 
Tailings 
Performance Bonds 

Total Agency, Trust & Investment 

Total Receipts 

Cash Balance On Hand— July 1 

TOTAL 



6,278.653. 


5,886,006. 


12,500. 


32,761. 


3,867. 


4,729. 


8,180. 


8,124. 


18,534. 


9.020. 


1,116. 


42,785. 


1.070. 


00. 


12,731. 


8,472. 


18.308. 


10,233. 


107.071. 


00. 


120,391. 


143.883. 


120,000. 


120,000. 


2.663. 


9,337. 


00. 


3,000. 


6,705,084. 


6,278.350. 


42.265.884. 


40.014,756. 


4,776,807. 


5,809.623. 


47,042.691. 


45,824,379. 



39,333 



76 



INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Building Department 

Ronald W. Wetmore 
Inspector of Buildings 



Wire Inspector 

Francis E. Cunningham 

Plumbing Inspector 

William Shedd 



Local Inspector 
Bruce H. Clark 

Gas Inspector 

Neal Stanley 



Elevator Inspector Senior Clerk 

Joseph E. Morrissey Catherine R. Curran 

Junior Clerk 

Karen C. Flynn 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

This years report is a mirror of last years. Again with 
the economy slow, growth was at a minimum. However a 
general trend appears to be starting. Sales are up and it 
appears that the interest rate will Stabilize. If this trend 
continues, then we could experience a growth more 
familiar to prior years. Over the last year new homes were 
at a premium and additions were frequent. Commercial 
growth continues with Industrial growth slowed but 
waiting to go. 

The total number of Permits this year is down from last 
year by 325 and our total fees collected is down by 
59,169.58. While this is a decrease from the previous 
year, it also represents the second highest total fees ever 
collected from this Office and this was accomplished in a 
year of turmoil in the industry. For this reason I feel that 
the potential for the coming year is great and I am expec- 
ting to go over the $100,000.00 dollar amount with the 
increased activity. 

I wish at this time to thank my Staff for their assistance 
all year and also all the Departments that we have to 
coordinate with to enforce the Codes. 

The following is a breakdown of the permits issued for 
the year 



To The Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Town of Chelmsford, Ma. 

Dear Board Members, 

Fiscal "83" brought two serious fires to Chelmsford. 
There were heavy losses involving the Racquet Club and 
Comet Plastic Products. However, building fires have 
shown a sharp decrease in Chelmsford as well as surroun- 
ding areas and we feel a great deal of this is do to the 
Smoke Detector Laws. 

During 1982 James A. Sousa was promoted to the per- 
manent position of Deputy Fire Chief having topped a 
Civil Service examination. 

In staying with our Capital Outlay Plan, we are not re- 
questing fire apparatus for 1983. 

I wish to express my thanks to all town officials and 
employees for the excellent cooperation given to the fire 
department during the past year, and again congratulate 
and thank the men of the department for continuing to 
maintain the high standard of courage and ability that 
has been shown in the past. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frederick H. Reid 
Fire Chief 



Building Permits 


511 


$49,079.00 


Signs 


89 


2.545.17 


Yard Sales 


252 


1,260.00 


Certificate of Inspections 


85 


2,235.00 


Certificate of Occupancy 


47 


1,865.00 


Gas Permits 


582 


6,409.00 


Wire Permits 


495 


11.273.00 


Plumbing Permits 


637 


11,525.00 


Maps 


207 


310.50 


TOTAL 


2.905 


$86,461.67 



Respectfully submitted, 

Ronald W. Wetmore 
Building Inspector 



77 



FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONSES FOR 1982 



Month 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 



#of 
inns 


Buildings 


Auto 


Outdoor 


Mutual 
Aid 


Medical 


Service 


Investi- 
gation 


False 


114 


17 


5 


4 


4 


30 


7 


39 


8 


85 


8 


4 


6 





27 


6 


19 


15 


115 


13 


6 


27 


3 


26 


9 


29 


2 


130 


3 


5 


37 


4 


31 


7 


34 


9 


125 


3 


12 


30 


2 


22 


6 


43 


7 


92 


3 


4 


7 


1 


36 


5 


33 


3 


114 


2 


10 


9 


1 


44 


7 


36 


5 


89 


6 


9 


5 


1 


25 


6 


36 


1 


107 


3 


8 


17 


1 


36 


5 


28 


9 


89 


3 


4 


12 





27 


9 


29 


5 


102 


5 


8 


18 


1 


28 


9 


27 


6 


129 


4 


14 


9 


1 


33 


16 


37 


15 



Total 



1291 



70 



89 



181 



19 



365 



92 



390 



85 



PERSONNEL 

Fire Chief 

Frederick H. Reid 



Deputy Fire Chief 

James A. Sousa 

Captains 

Charles S. Galloway, Jr. Ronald J. Sawicki 
Thomas Curran Charles Schramm 

James M. Spinney 

Firefighters 

Thomas P. Miskell <r« 7 -si 82) Wallace V. Maybury, Jr. 



Arthur G. Anderson 
Bertrand E. Dixon, Jr. 
Robert K. Adams 
Alvin F. Wetmore 
Jack D. Hadley 
Robert A. Bennett 
Robert R. Gagnon 
Harold J. Pierce, Jr. 
Donald A. Weber 
Paul D. Henderson 
Peter T. Wetherbee 
Francis J. Conlin 
Donald A. Drew 
James T. Cutter 
Gerald D. Tonks 
Richard P. O'Neil 
Robert L. Hughes 
James P. Flaherty 
Joseph F. Lynch 
Paul D. Hayes 
Terrance A. Goode 
William H. Hadley 
Leo A. Martin 
Emil P. Magiera 
Philip Dube 
John P. DePalma 
Walter F. Adley, Jr. 
Dennis Vargeletis 

Secretary 

Mary Ann Koulas 



William V. Cady, Jr. 
William F. Curran 
Daniel T. Reid 
Joseph J. Spinazola 
Michael McTeague 
Ernest J. Frobese 
James P. Curran 
Peter C. Johnson 
William M. Burke, Jr. 
Edward J. Nolet 
Michael F. Curran 
Michael D. Ridlon 
William H. Jamer 
Raymond R. Kydd 
James Boermeester 
William Dalton 
Thomas D. Miskell 
David Gelineau 
Brian J. Stanton 
Richard Miller 
Dennis Keohane 
John L. Carroll 
David C. Campbell 
William Campbell 
James F. Reid 
James J. Durkin 
Francis M. Conlin (Tempi 
Richard L. Grenon 

Mechanic 

Jack Smith 



78 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

I hereby submit my report of the Highway Department 
for the year ending December 31, 1982. 

I wish to express my appreciation to all town officials 
for the fine co-operation given to me and to the members 
of the Highway Department. 

I also would like to thank all of the residents who called 
and wrote to me expressing their gratitude. 

A special thank you to the Board of Selectmen for 
voting me the "Municipal Emplovee of the Year". It was 
the most exciting time in my life. 

Last, but not the least, I take this opportunity to say to 
my men, "thanks for a job well done". 

The problems experienced by the Department last year 
have lessened to some extent. Three additional men have 
been added to the Department. 

Several items of equipment are still needed and some of 
the present equipment needs to be updated. 

More work was accomplished this year than the year 
before. The work scheduled for 1983 is larger than last 
year's at the time of this writing. 

Once again. I commend the personnel of the Highway 
Department for continuing to maintain a high standard. 

The maintenance of all streets was carried out in the 
usual manner. This includes the street sweeping, the 
basin cleaning, cleaning of culverts and brooks, repairing 
washouts and graveling roads. The patching of pot holes, 
erection of signs, painting of traffic lines and cross walks. 
Keeping guard rails in repair and signal lights, the plow- 
ing, salting, sanding and snow removal. All other types of 
general maintenance was performed. 

Drainage projects constructed include the following: 

Bowl Rd. —214 feet 12" plain aluminum 

pipe. 176 feet 6" aluminum pipe. 

Buckman Dr. —84 feet 12" aluminum pipe (ease- 
ment) 

Buckman Dr. & —300 feet 12" plain aluminum 
Dalton Rd. P'pe. 

Algonquin Rd. —175 feet 6" plain aluminum pipe. 
One catch basin 

North Rd. @ 480 feet 12" plain aluminum pipe. 
Old Town Hall One catch basin, one manhole. 

Turnpike Rd. —30 feet 12" aluminum pipe. 

Berkeley Drive —230 feet 12" aluminum pipe. 
Three catch basins. (500 feet 
asphalt mix) 

Queen St. — Remove and re-install existing 

pipe. Clean roots. 8 feet 6" alu- 
minum pipe. One catch basin. 
Loam & seed lawn. Repave 24' 
trench. 



Parker Rd. —224 feet 15" plain aluminum 

pipe. 65 feet 8" plain aluminum 
pipe. One catch basin. 

Groton Rd. —520 feet 12" plain aluminum 

pipe. Four catch basins. 

Sunset Ave. —280 feet 12" plain aluminum 

pipe. Three catch basins. One man- 
hole. 

Frank St. —20 feet 12" aluminum pipe. One 

catch basin. 

Eldorado Rd. —25 feet 6" perforated pipe. Re- 
pair 6" drainage line. 

Hall Rd. -109 feet 12" aluminum pipe. 34 

feet 12" coated steel pipe. 

Hazen Rd. —150 feet 12" aluminum pipe. 20 

feet 12" steel coated pipe. One 
catch basin. 

Richardson Rd. —32 feet 24" coated pipe. 

Bentley Lane —180 feet 6" perforated aluminum 
pipe. 

Mt. Auburn St. —36 feet 12" plain aluminum pipe. 
12 feet 12" metal pipe (full length 
grating). One catch basin. 

Diane Lane —164 feet 8" perforated aluminum 

pipe. One catch basin. 

Beaulieu St. —135 feet 8" aluminum perforated 

pipe. One catch basin. 

Oak St. —265 feet 12" aluminum pipe. 

Two catch basins. 

Ledge Rd. —41 feet 36" steel coated pipe. 

Mill Rd. & 270 feet 12" aluminum pipe. One 

Grady Rd. catch basin, one manhole. 

Concord Rd. —40 feet 8" perforated aluminum 
pipe. 

Chatham Rd. —40 feet 12" aluminum pipe. 
Headwall built. 

Streets treated with bituminous concrete Type I sur- 
face include the following: 

Dalton Rd. (From Murray Hill Rd. to Westford 

(Little) St. -1360' 

Dalton Rd. (From North Road to Cortez Street) 

-2,000' 

Boston Rd. (From Cambridge St. to Billerica 

Town Line)- 1500' 

Boston Rd. (At traffic island — vicinity of 

Adams Library) — 400' 

Dunstable Rd. (From Rogers Rd. to Vinal Square) 

-880' 

Drum Hill Rd. (From Lowell Line to Old Slaughter 

Hill Rd.)-1200' 

Muriel Rd. (Section of Roadway) — 258' 

Central Sq. (At Railroad Tracks) 

Carlisle St. (Section of roadway — binder and 

top) -350' 

Swain Rd. (Road to Landfill Dump - Binder 

coarse only) 400' 



79 



Chapter 90 Funds 

Graniteville Rd. (From School Street to Richardson 
Road) -5803' 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Streets resurfaced with stone, asphalt mix are as 
follows: 



Elm St. 
Berkeley Dr. 
Sandra Dr. 
Hugo Lane 
Mill Road 



Bridge St. 
Pine St. 
Crosby Lane 
Proctor Rd. 
Carlisle St. 



The Highway Department excavated Scotty Hollow 
Brook and moved it over 100 feet away from the landfill 
dump, a distance of 2,500 feet. 

Carlisle Street was excavated, a distance of 350 feet, 
and regraded so as to eliminate a large build-up of water. 

A new road into the landfill on Swain Road was con- 
structed so as to eliminate harrassment of an elderly cou- 
ple caused by equipment used during winter storms going 
to and from the salt shed and sand pile. 

Cushing Place— A precast concrete box culvert 8' x 10' 
x 24' was installed to alleviate flooding in Central Square. 
This work was contracted to Pecora Construction of 
Woburn under the direction of the Highway Department 
and J. Paul Bienvenu, consulting engineer. 

Graniteville Road— 5,800 feet was rebuilt. A relative- 
ly new method was used. The existing asphalt and gravel 
was crushed to 2 inches minus, and then reclaimed and 
put back in place. Three inches of new bituminous con- 
crete was installed on top. This method is approximately 
50% cheaper than the old method of excavating and 
throwing away the material and buying new material. 

Dalton Road & Chelmsford St. A new traffic island 
including granite curb was constructed. 

Muriel Road A section was completely reconstructed 
for a distance of 258 feet x 28 feet. 

Central Square Removed asphalt from traffic island 
and replaced it with loam and seed. 

Fletcher Street Widened intersection at Fletcher and 
Chelmsford Streets. 



I herein respectfully submit for your information and 
review, the Annual Report of the Police Department for 
the year 1982. 

At the present time the department is made up of 48 
permanent men. 

Chief of Police 

Raymond P. McKeon 

Deputy Chief of Administration 
James C. Greska 

Deputy Chief of Operations 

Pennryn D. Fitts 

Captains 

ArmandJ. Caron Walter W. Edwards, Jr. 

Phillip N. Molleur 



Leslie H. Adams 
Steven A. Burns 
John J. Mack 



Richard A. Adams 
Edgar L. Auger 
John J. Bell 
Mark L. Burlamachi 
Robert M. Burns 
Lance Cunningham 
Patrick W. Daley 
Bruce A. Darwin 
John J. Donovan 
Kenneth R. Duane 
Jared S. Finnegan 
James Finnegan 
William J. Floyd 
Joseph R. Gamache 
Francis P. Kelly 
James J. Kerrigan 
Ronald A. Leach 
Roland Linstad 



Sergeants 

William R. McAllister 
Raymond G. McCusker 
Frank X. Roark 
John O. Walsh 

Patrolmen 

Russell H. Linstad 
Henry R. McEnany 
John M. McGeown, Jr. 
James F. Midgley 
Thomas A. Niemaszyk 
Timothy F. O'Connor 
John E. Redican 
Chandler Robinson 
Edward C. Rooney 
Michael Rooney 
Michael W. Stott 
William S. Strobel 
Robert J. Trudel 
Daniel J. Walsh 
Eugene W. Walsh 
William R. Walsh 
Ernest R. Woessner, Jr. 



Academy Street Installed granite curb, a distance of 
331 feet. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Harold Gray 
Supt. of Streets 



Intermittent Patrolmen 



Nora F. Clifford 
Barbara W. Gibb 
Mary Long 
Susan Parkhurst 



Police Matrons 

Emily Peake 
Barbara Power 
Linda H. Reid 
Paula Rogers 



80 



Senior Clerks 

Nora F. Clifford Susan M. Parkhurst 

Pauline B. Gervais Paula Rogers 

Junior Clerk 
Linda H. Reid 

Custodian 

John P. Curran 



RECEIPTS TURNED OVER TO THE TOWN 

1981 1982 

Photocopying Machine $4,807.00 $2,253.00 

Firearm Permits 2,576.00 1 ,866.00 

Bicycle Registrations 15.00 21.50 

Firearm Identification Cards .... 528.00 426.00 

Court Fines 153,729.00 193,033.00 

Photographs 808.00 536.00 

Police Detail Account 

Service Charge 5,020.00 6,390.00 

Miscellaneous 1.991.00 1,385.10 

Parking Fines 9,142.00 

Total Receipts returned to 

the town 215,052.60 

ARRESTS 

Crimes Against Persons 44 

Crimes Against Property 191 

Crimes Against Public Order 411 

DISPOSITION OF CASES IN 1982 

Fined 161 

Placed on Probation 36 

Suspended Sentence and Placed on Probation 54 

Placed on File 19 

Not Guilty Finding 3 

Dismissed with Probable Cause 24 

Ordered to Pay Court Costs and Continued 

Without a Finding 91 

Committed to Youth Service Board 18 

Committed to M.C.I. Walpole 2 

Committed to M.C.I. Concord 3 

Committed to M.C.I. Billerica 19 

Turned over to other out-of-town Police Depts. 

& Courts 83 

Cases Pending and Continued in the Courts 121 

Placed on Alcohol Safety Program 66 

Officer Frank X. Roark was promoted to the position 
of Sergeant. Blair J. Finnegan who was on a leave of 
absence retired after ten years of service with the depart- 
ment. Patricia Caparella resigned her position as senior 
clerk in the Police Department, and Susan Parkhurst was 
appointed by the Board of Selectmen to replace her in 
this capacity. 

Pursuant to Mass General Law Chapter 90-Section 
20AVS the entire parking ticket process was removed in 
the District Court and taken over by the individual 
municipality. As a result, Chief Raymond P. McKeon 
was named Parking Clerk for the Town. This concept will 
serve to facilitate the process in a more efficient and ex- 
peditious manner in the best interest of the Town. 



A new cement block property and evidence room was 
constructed in the back garage of the station. This new 
room wil provide the security and space so essential to the 
important labeling and safeguarding of evidence and 
property. 

In an effort to further insure police station security 
with respect to our TV inter-communication system, an 
additional camera and monitor was installed that will 
allow the dispatcher to properly scan the front lobby of 
the building. 

Mrs. Paula Rogers was appointed by the Board of 
Selectmen as secretary-clerk to the Chief and she assumed 
the responsibility associated with the facilitation of the 
parking ticket process along with her regular secretarial 
and clerical duties. 

The Chelmsford Police Department was able to ex- 
change their old blued weapons for new stainless steel 
revolvers plus security holsters for each weapon on an 
even exchange basis because of an agreement with the 
Greater Boston Police Council Purchasing Program. 

A new firing range on land owned by the Town of 
Chelmsford on Swain Road is under construction. When 
completed, this new range will allow police officers to 
qualify with their firearms twice a year. A great deal of 
time, effort, and material was donated by local mer- 
chants and local business people. 

This year, as in the past several years, the Town was 
able to save several thousand dollars by purchasing four 
new police cruisers through the Greater Boston Police 
Council. 

At the present time, 18 members of the Chelmsford 
Police Department have received college degrees to date; 
and 20 additional officers are presently enrolled in degree 
courses in area colleges and universities. 

In a continuing effort to upgrade the quality of Police 
service to the Town of Chelmsford, many officers attend- 
ed specialized training schools to increase their expertise 
in the law enforcement field. 

Education will continue to be a prime goal of our 
Department during 1983. 

I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to the 
Board of Selectmen and all town officials, departments, 
and committees for the excellent cooperation given to the 
Police Department and also congratulate all police and 
civilian personnel of this department for once again, 
maintaining their high performance standards. 

SCHOOLS & SEMINARS ATTENDED 1982 

Motor Vehicle Law Seminar 1 man 

Identi-Kit School 1 man 

Crime Scene Search School I man 

Shoplifting Seminar 7 men 

Burglary Rediction 1 man 

Major Case Investigation Seminar 2 men 

New England Narcotic Enforcement Seminar 9 men 

Criminal Law Update Seminar 2 men 



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Officer Survival Seminar 1 man 

Auto Theft Reduction Seminar 3 men 

Hypnosis in Criminal Investigation Seminar 1 man 

Advanced Open Water Diving for Law Enforcement 

School 2 men 

Basic Fingerprint Classification School 3 men 

Municipal Investigation School 1 man 

Nikon Seminar 1 man 

Straight Baton Course 1 man 

Handgun Retention School 2 men 

Forensic Investigation Violent Death Seminar ... 10 men 

Performance Evaluating Seminar 1 man 

Terrorists Tactics & Technology Seminar 1 man 

Chemical Agents Seminar 1 man 

Advanced Latent Print School 4 men 

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs Seminar 1 man 

Police Firearms Instructor School 1 man 

Comprehensive Criminal Investigation School .... 1 man 

Kodak Seminar 1 man 

Advanced Pistolcraft School 1 man 

Command Training School 2 men 

Basic Fingerprint Classification 1 man 

Rape Investigation 1 man 

Robbery Investigation Seminar 2 men 

Advanced Motorcycle Operations School 1 man 

Suicide Seminar 1 man 

Mass. Civil Defense Training Academy 1 man 

Sincerely, 

Raymond P. McKeon 
Chief of Police 



MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS 

1981 1982 

Calls Answered by Cruisers 13,534 12,090 

Summons Served 827 674 

Licenses Suspended 137 85 

Accidents Reported 1,596 1,674 

Personal Injuries Reported .... 317 292 

Fatal Accidents 1 1 

Mileage of Cruisers 357,121 342,470 

Special Property Checks 

(Aux. Police) 6,860 8,256 

Station Lockups 600 622 

Citations Issued 4,050 3,206 

Parking Violations 2,204 1 ,262 

Doors and Windows Found Open . 149 109 

Detoxification Unit 183 176 



four more officers in 1983. In addition, all Auxiliary 
members were recertified in Cardio- Pulmonary 
Resuscitation (CPR) by our own certified Heart Associa- 
tion Instructors. 

Operation House Check was in operation 132 nights 
checking 4,556 homes as well as 3,700 school and town 
property checks. A total of 18,000 miles were covered by 
the Auxiliary cruiser. The men donated 3,758 man hours 
to the town to perform their functions. This past year the 
Auxiliary bought an ammunition reloading machine and 
now reloads all the police department practice ammo. 

The Auxiliary is again pleased to sponsor the Boy Scout 
Law Enforcement Post 370 and to supply facilities and 
training for them. 

Our thanks to the officers and men of the Police 
Department for their support and invaluable assistance. 

Roster 
Director: 

Sergeant Raymond McCusker 
Chelmsford Police Department 

Co-Ordinator: 

Basil Larkin, Sergeant (Retired) 
Chelmsford Police Department 



George Brown 
Kenneth Berger 
Joseph Caires 
Richard Carking 
Neal Casale 
Steve Daneau 
Carol Dearborn 
Alan Grekula 
Anne Grekula 
Frederic Mehan 



Edward Norton 
David Perry 
Frank Poirier 
Bradford Poole 
Joyce Poole 
James Quinn 
David Ramsay 
Ralph Roscoe 
Susyn Stecchi 
Michael Taplin 
Paul Villare 



ANIMAL INSPECTORS REPORT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is the animal inspection report for the 
year 1982. 



AUXILIARY POLICE 

During 1982 the Auxiliary Police participated in twelve 
(12) events, Elks Road Race, Lowell Regatta Race, 
Boston Marathon, local road races, parades, Halloween, 
Jay Cee's Spook House, Dog Show, CHS graduation exer- 
cises, July 4th festivities, as well as assisting the regular 
force at numerous accident scenes. 



Number of dog bites 
Number of cattle 
Number of horses 
Number of swine 
Number of goats 



51 
145 

69 
195 

1 



Respectfully submitted, 



Martin A. Gruber, DVM 



The Chelmsford Auxiliary Police graduated three of- 
ficers from the Mass. Criminal Justice Training Council 
Reserve Officers Training Academy. It will be sending 



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BOARD OF APPEALS 

Members 

Daniel Burke Gustave Fallgren 

Thomas Welch, Vice Chairman Robert Kydd 

Harold Organ, Jr. 



Denis Valdinocci 



Alternates 

Eileen Duffy 

Clerk 

Marjorie Hennessy 



Robert Scharn 



Hearing Statistics: 

Total Granted 
Variances 54 39 

Spec. Permits 23 14 

Total 77 53 



Denied 

13 
8 

21 



Withdrawn 
2 

1 

3 



During the past year Carolyn Bennett resigned from 
the Board as she moved away from Chelmsford and 
Florence Kelley passed away. The Town of Chelmsford 
lost two valuable members whose major concerns were 
the quality of life for all residents. 

In 1982 as in 1981 the majority of hearings have been 
commercial /industrial property, home occupations, ad- 
ditions and zoning violations found when lending institu- 
tions require conformance to the zoning bylaw prior to is- 
suing mortgages. 

On behalf of the Board, I would like to take this oppor- 
tunity to thank all Town Boards and Officials for their 
cooperation during 1982. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Daniel W. Burke 

Chairman 



CABLE COMMISSION 

Members of the Commission 

Richard Ste. Marie Chairman 

Norman C. Locke Vice Chairman and 

Secretary 
Harold Witt Treasurer 

Ford Cavallari Member 

John Magnasco Member 

During the calendar year 1982, the Chelmsford Cable 
Commission, in response to its charter granted bv the 
Board of Selectmen, performed the following functions: 

(a) Monitored the performance of Lowell Cable Televi- 
sion, Inc. during the construction of a cable television 
system for the town. The system was completed, with the 
exception of some underground installations, and opera- 
tional by the end of September, 1982. 

(b) Determined, in conjunction with the Manager of 
Lowell Cable Television, Inc., a procedure by which the 



Commission would work with the company's manage- 
ment on handling customer complaint notices, and con- 
sulting on rate charges and program services. 

(c) Recommended to the Board of Selectmen that a 
local access television production and distribution center 
be established in the high school under the provisions of a 
proposal submitted to the Commission by the School 
Department. The recommendation was accepted by the 
Board of Selectmen and a Director of Community Televi- 
sion Services was hired by the School Department to 
develop and supervise the center which will provide 
educational and community programs for the school 
system and the people of Chelmsford. 

(d) Drafted a set of policies and procedures which the 
Commission members and the Director of Community 
Services can use as guidelines in the production and 
distribution of local access programming. 

(e) Recommended to the Board of Selectmen that 
Lowell Cable Television, Inc. purchase a state-of-the-arts 
compliment of television equipment, as stipulated by the 
terms of the cable franchise, to be housed at the High 
School production and distribution center. This equip- 
ment will provide for a full studio facility as well as com- 
plete portable capability. 

The members of the Commission wish to express their 
appreciation and thanks to the Executive Secretary. 
Board of Selectmen and members of the School Depart- 
ment for their support and cooperation during this year. 

Norman C. Locke 



CELEBRATIONS COMMITTEE 



Walter R 
Dana Caffelle 
Raymond Day 



Hedlund, Chairman 

James K. Gifford 
Charles Marderosian 



The Celebrations Committee, has once again coor- 
dinated and made preparations for the Annual 1982 
Fourth of July Celebration, which was a huge success. 
Once again special thanks must go to the Chelmsford 
Lodge of Elks. No. 2310 for the funding of the 1982 
Parade. The Chelmsford Minutemen Coordinating Com- 
mittee funding, planning and efforts for the success of the 
annual Fair on the Common. 

The committee thanks and acknowledges the efforts of 
the Police, Fire, Park and Public Works Departments for 
their cooperation and assistance. 

Thanks to Chelmsford Auxiliary Police for many 
volunteer hours, the Chelmsford Art Society for the Arts 
Festival. 

The committee is now in the process of coordinating 
with the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks and the Chelmsford 
Minutemen Coordinating Committee for the annual 1983 
Fourth of July Celebration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Walter R. Hedlund, Chairman 



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CIVIL DEFENSE COMMITTEE 



Walter R. Hedlund, Director 



George J. Brown 
Kathryn Brough 
Melvin P. Dejager 
George R. Dixon 
Raymond Day 



William W. Edge 

Walter W. Edwards 

Charles S. Galloway 

Donald Savage 



The Civil Defense Committee, has been meeting the 
2nd. Tuesday of each month, preparing all necessary 
reports and papers for the State and Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, for surplus equipment and match- 
ing funds. 

Chelmsford Emergency Operating Center, is now in 
the Basement of the Town Offices at 50 Billerica Road, 
where Radio Communications have now been established 
with Police, Fire and Highway Departments. A new com- 
munications room for Area No. 1 Mass. Civil Defense 
Headquarters in Tewksbury and other Emergency 
Operating Centers in other cities and towns, is now being 
constructed. 

Surplus equipment and furniture was obtained for 
various Town Departments this past year from Mass. 
Surplus Warehouse in Taunton. 

The Auxiliary Police volunteers, were most active this 
past year at various town functions and the Vacation 
House Check Program. 

I wish to thank the Executive Secretary, Board of 
Selectmen and all Department Heads and personnel for 
their cooperation this past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Walter R. 



Hedlund 
Director 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 







Term 


Members 


Responsibilites 


Exp. 


James McBride 


Chairman 


1983 


John Droescher 


Land Acquisition 


1984 


Charles Galloway 


Clerk & Reservation Mgt. 


1985 


Judith Hass 


Land Acquisition 


1984 


John Scott 


Wetlands 


1985 


Edward Marshall 


Treasurer Wetlands & Land 






Acquisition 


1983 


Henry McEnany 


Reservation Mgt. 


1985 


Marjorie Hennessy Secretary 


1985 



The Conservation Commission continues to keep as its 
primary goal the preservation of the natural and 
desirable aspects of the Town of Chelmsford. 

The duties associated with the local administration of 
the Wetlands Protection Act easily absorb most of the 
time and effort of the Commission members. A total of 



twenty-two hearings were held this year in accordance 
with Chapter 131, Section 40 of the Massachusetts 
General Laws. After careful review of each proposed 
plan, the Commission issued twenty Orders of Condi- 
tions. One proposal was denied by the Commission and 
subsequently appealed to the Department of En- 
vironmental Quality Engineering by the applicant. 

Community involvement in advising the Commission 
when wetlands transgressions begin to happen has been a 
tremendous help in assisting the Commission with the 
protection of the Town's wetland areas. 

Cooperation between Town Boards has enabled the 
Commission to inform a developer at the beginning stages 
of the development that a filing with the Commission will 
be necessary. This helps to avoid costly and unnecessary 
expenses on the part of the Town and the developer. 

Land Acquisition 

The Conservation Commission has made no new land 
acquisitions this year. 

Reservation Management 

The Commission continues to not only maintain the 
local reservations but is constantly trying to find ways to 
upgrade these natural areas. The reservation off 
Meadowbrook Road had extensive plantings of 10,000 
Black Walnut trees. This was initiated last year and 
hopefully within the next two years these seedlings will be 
large enough to distribute to anyone in the area desiring 
them. The relocation of Scotty Hollow Brook adjacent to 
the Swain Road landfill facility is now complete. The 
Commission at the present time is studying a proposal 
from a professional forester to up-grade the reservation at 
Mill Road Forest. 

The Commission is aware that most pieces of property 
large enough for development left in the Town of 
Chelmsford is marginal land. As a result, no development 
of these pieces of property should be attempted without a 
municipal sewage disposal system. 

Self-Help Program 

Through the efforts of this Commission the Town 
received an additional $150,000 from the State's Self- 
Help program for the settlement of the DeBiase land tak- 
ing at Mill Pond. 



CHELMSFORD COUNCIL ON AGING 

The Council on Aging made successful efforts during 
1982 in providing and accessing programs to improve the 
lives of Chelmsford's older residents. Emphasis must be 
placed on the vital role of volunteers who have given 
much time in various program areas throughout the year. 
The Council recognizes this involvement as an integral 
part of its success and expresses sincere appreciation to 
these devoted individuals. 

The following information highlights services which 
were available during 1982: 



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Transportation: 6,422 trips were made during the 
year, including 14 trips to serve handicapped persons. 
Boston medical transportation was also available in 1982 
via the Roadrunner servce. 

Nutrition: Over 10,000 meals were served at the Mc- 
Carthy Jr. High School and more than 17,000 meals on 
wheels were delivered to home bound elders. In April, the 
lunch program expanded to five days a week. 

Health: 385 individuals received screening services 
through the Elder Services sponsored health clinics of- 
fered regularly throughout Town by the Visiting Nurse 
Association. Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations were 
made available in cooperation with the Board of Health. 
Special dental clinics and mental health programs were 
offered at the senior center, in addition to the regular 
podiatry, hearing screening and health education ser- 
vices. 

Senior Aide Outreach: The four Senior Aides assigned 
to Chelmsford made more than 10,000 visits to the 
Town's older residents. Senior Aide Annette Gravelle 
resigned in July and the position was assumed by Gerri 
Macintosh in October. 

Home Care: 90 residents received the necessary 
assistance to remain in their homes through Elder 
Service-sponsored chore, homemakcr and casemanage- 
ment services. Protective services were provided to 10 
families in 1982. 

Legal Services: 14 individuals took advantage of Mer- 
rimack Valley Legal Services programs. 

Respite Care: 54 Chelmsford families received supervi- 
sion services for an older family member which enabled 
the daily caretaker to have relief. 

Fuel Assistance: 219 older residents were helped with 
home heating expenses. 

Income Tax Assistance: 88 individuals took advantage 
of services from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 
progTam. 

Telephone Reassurance: Daily calls recorded 1,921 
contacts during the year. 

Recreation: The Town subsidized transportation to 
eight recreational attractions in New England during the 
year. At the senior center, regularly scheduled activities 
such as bingo, arts and crafts, exercise classes, parties and 
slide presentations were enjoyed by older persons. 

Other highlights during the year included participa- 
tion in the surplus cheese program which resulted in 
distribution of cheese to 300 residents. Photo identifica- 
tion services were offered for the first time and were made 
possible through a generous donation of equipment from 
Wang. 

In 1982, the Council on Aging received a grant award 
from Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. to con- 
tinue a respite care program in the area. A grant was also 
awarded by the Dept. of Elder Affairs and provided for 



energy conservation improvements at the senior center. 

The year was marked also by the death of two members 
of the Council on Aging. Edna Nelson, a member and 
Treasurer for many years, was a devoted worker who 
spent many hours in service at the center and volunteered 
daily at the lunch program. As Council members, we 
have lost a very capable, good friend. 

The Town of Chelmsford lost its greatest advocate for 
older residents with the death of Louise Bishop. Mrs. 
Bishop spent her life helping others and as a member of 
the Council for more than ten years was devoted to the 
elderly and the success of the senior citizen drop in 
center. In recognition of her involvement and dedication, 
the facility was named by proclamation of the Board of 
Selectmen, the Louise Bishop Senior Center in October 
1982. Her memory will serve as a source of inspiration for 
compassion, hard work and pride in our community. 

New members Paul Dube and Lillian Storey were ap- 
pointed to the Council by the Board of Selectmen at the 
end of the year. 

The Council has renewed efforts to enlist volunteers 
and this recruitment will continue as a priority in the next 
year if we are to be successful in expanding programs and 
meeting the growing needs of older residents. 

The future funding situation of the respite care pro- 
gram must also be addressed in 1983 if this program is to 
survive. 

The Council extends sincere appreication to the many 
churches and community groups who have demonstrated 
an interest in older persons during the year. We would 
also like to recognize the Board of Selectmen, Finance 
Committee. Public Buildings Superintendent and 
Highway Department for their assistance and support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Howard K. Moore, Chairman 

Arthur Cooke, Vice Chairman 

Christina Ahern, Treasurer 

Kathleen Robinson, Secretary 

Paul Dube 

Sara Dunigan 

Lillian Gould 

William Marson 

Kathleen McDonald 

Lillian Storey 

H. Chadbourne Ward 

Mary McAuliffe (honorary member) 



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DOG OFFICER 



HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 



The following is a report of my services as Dog Officer 
for the year ending December 31, 1982. 



Lost dogs returned to owners 
Stray dogs sent to Lowell Humane 
Stray dogs sold to individuals 

Total dogs picked up 

Complaints investigated 
Miscellaneous calls 
Dead animals picked up 
Miles traveled 



Members 

John P. Richardson, Chairman 

Paul J. Canniff, D.M.D. 



187 


Harold J. Davis 


85 


Richard O. Lahue, Sr. 


17 


Leon O. LeMaire, III 


(306 


Alternate 


1,560 


Richard P. Burkinshaw 


3,200 

320 

17,500 


Clerk 

Mary E. Caffelle 



Respectfully submitted, 

Frank Wojtas, Jr. 
Dog Officer 



HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

John P. Richardson, Chairman 
Martha Sanders, Clerk 

Jane B. Drury 

Joseph V. Kopycinski 

George Adams Parkhurst 

The interest shown by Julian H. Zabierek in the 
historical assets of the town will be remembered by his 
fellow members of the Historical Commission. 

Throughout the year, regular meetings of the 
Historical Commission were held at the 1802 schoolhouse 
on the last Thursday of the month. 

The Commission's primary function, to document, 
historical data and compile an inventory of significant 
buildings and sites, has progressed. A total of 122 
buildings and sites have now been placed in the inventory 
and additional cataloging has been done on the old Town 
records. 

The Commission was pleased to complete restoration 
of the street directory sign located at Parkhurst Square on 
North Road. The sign, a replica of Chelmsford's signs of 
the nineteenth century, was restored by George Parkhurst 
and reinstalled with the assistance of Park Superinten- 
dent Donald Gray. 

The Commission will continue to encourage the social 
studies classes and non-profit groups of Chelmsford to 
make use of the 1 802 school building during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John P. Richardson, Chairman 



The Historic District Commission met regularly at the 
1802 Schoolhouse on the first Monday of each month. 
Special meetings were scheduled, as required, to accom- 
modate applicants who expressed a need for an earlier 
decision by the Commission on the appropriateness of 
their proposal. 

The Commission accepted 13 applications for a Cer- 
tificate of Appropriateness. There were 4 public hearings 
held. 7 public hearings were waived by the Commission 
when the architectural features involved were deemed to 
have an insubstantial effect on the Historic District and 
after the owners of all adjoining property were notified 
and had expressed no objection. 

There were 11 Certificates of Appropriateness and 2 
Certificates of Non- applicability issued by the Commis- 
sion during the year. 

The Commission will continue to make every effort to 
preserve and protect the distinctive characteristics of the 
Historic District by encouraging appropriate features 
that are compatible with the existing settings and archi- 
tecture. 

It is only with the continuing cooperation and support 
of the townspeople of Chelmsford, especially the property 
owners within the District, that an aesthetically sound 
district can be maintained. The Commission extends its 
thanks to all who have contributed during the year. 

i Respectfully submitted, 

John P. Richardson 
Chairman 



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INSECT PEST CONTROL 
DEPARTMENT 



LOWELL REGIONAL 
TRANSIT AUTHORITY 



This past year has shown us the results of Gypsy Moth 
in certain areas, but on the whole I think we have been 
fortunate. We have a limited number, mostly oaks, to be 
taken down and a lot of pruning of dead wood to make 
these trees safe. We also have our elms, as they become 
fewer and fewer, losing out to Dutch Elm disease. 

We plan to continue our removal work, only whenever 
necessary or more cost efficient, hoping soon to have 
money for some replacements before it is too late. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Donald P. Gray 



CHELMSFORD INDUSTRIAL 
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 



Eugene J. Doody 
L.James Glinos 



Thomas A. St. Germain 
John L. Sullivan, Jr. 
Timothy J. Hehir 



Industrial and Commercial growth continued in 
Chelmsford during 1982. The Industrial Development 
Commission continued to receive and to respond to 
developer inquiries regarding available land and building 
space in the Town of Chelmsford. 

Significant industrial growth continued in the Mill 
Road, Turnpike Road and Route 129 areas. Additional 
growth is anticipated in the Drum Hill Industrial Park 
with groundbreaking for the first building expected in 
the spring of 1983. Activity is also anticipated in the East 
Chelmsford area with an announcement expected in 1983 
of a 300.000 square foot office complex. 

This development activity has generated jobs for 
Chelmsford area residents and tax income to the Town of 
Chelmsford. Tax income from industrial and commercial 
properties increased from $1,506,000 in 1977 to 
S2, 447, 000 in 1981. Further expansion of this tax base is 
anticipated in 1982 and 1983. 

For the Commission 

Eugene J. Doody, Chairman 



The Lowell Regional Transit Authority Finances 
regular route service between Chelmsford Center and 
Lowell, North Chelmsford and Lowell, a curb-to-curb 
transportation service called the Chelmsford Road Run- 
ner and the Chelmsford Council on Aging van mini-bus 
service. 

Regular route service operates Monday through Satur- 
day. The first bus leaves North Chelmsford at 6:55 a.m., 
and the last bus leaves Lowell for North Chelmsford at 
5:35 p.m. The first bus leaves Chelmsford Center at 7:15 
a.m., and the last bus leaves Lowell for Chelmsford 
Center at 6:05 p.m. The service is provided by LoLaw 
Transit Management, Inc. under contract to the Lowell 
Regional Transit Authority. The maximum fare is 45C 
and minimum fare 15v. Reduced fares for Senior 
Citizens other than within Chelmsford are 25C. The 
Chelmsford Center route was altered to provide better 
service to the Chelmsford Mall and the new Town Hall. 
Changes were made in the North Chelmsford route to 
bet r serve the Middlesex Street and Princeton Street 
art:".. New schedules were printed and distributed 
throughout Chelmsford. Chelmsford residents benefited 
from all LRTA sponsored promotions, including the Free 
Santa's Jolly Trolly during the Christmas Holidays. 
Ridership was 109,288 in 1982. For information on 
regular route service, residents should call 452-6161. 

Chelmsford Road Runner is a curb-to-curb transporta- 
tion service available on advance reservation basis to 
Chelmsford residents who are 60 years of age or older or 
handicapped. Chelmsford Road Runner service operates 
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It can be 
used for medical trips (top priority), shopping, recrea- 
tion, visiting friends and relatives, the Nutrition ProgTam 
and other special reasons. Road Runner costs 15( per one 
way trip within Chelmsford and 30C per one way trip to 
Lowell. Chelmsford Road Runner ridership was 5,820 in 
1982. A trip can be arranged by calling 256-4140 at least 
one day in advance. 

Chelmsford Council on Aging offers transportation ser- 
vices to Chelmsford residents 60 years of age or older. It 
operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. Fares for a one way trip outside of Chelmsford costs 
30C. Council on Aging ridership in 1982 was 6,422. A trip 
can be arranged by calling 256-0013 at least one day in 
advance. 

Chelmsford is represented on the Lowell Regional 
Transit Authority Advisory Board by Mr. Norman 
Thidemann who is also the Vice-Chairman of the Ad- 
visory Board. Ms. Kathy Robinson is alternate represen- 
tative. 



Respectfully submitted. 
Norman Thidemann 



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NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL 
HIGH SCHOOL 

DISTRICT SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Mr. Randolph Brumagim, Chairman Chelmsford 

Mrs. Cecile Stefanski, Vice-Chairman Westford 

Mr. Robert Manning, Secretary Shirley 

Mrs. Jane Barry Groton 

Mr. William Buxton Pepperell 

Mr. Stratos Dukakis Chelmsford 

Mr. John Keating Chelmsford 

Mr. Augustine Kish Littleton 

Mrs. Irene Machemer Townsend 

Mrs. Charlotte Scott Westford 

ALTERNATES 

Mr. Harvey Atkins, Jr. Littleton 

Mr. Kevin Finnegan Westford 

Mr. Rodney Huff Shirley 

Mrs. Mary Pierce Townsend 

Mr. Rudolph Schultz Pepperell 

Mr. David Snow Chelmsford 

Mr. Jordan Waugh Groton 

ADMINISTRATION 



Mr. Bernholdt Nystrom 
Mr. Charles Valera 
Mr. David McLaughlin 
Mr. Paul Royte 
Mr. Thomas Eng 



Superintendent- Director 

Assistant Director/ Principal 

Technical Coordinator 

Director of Pupil Personnel 

Dean of Students 



For the third consecutive year, the Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School District has maintained a level 
assessment. This has been accomplished through the 
utilization of federal, state and local reimbursements and 
the maximization of our investments by our Treasurer, 
Mr. Thomas St. Germain. 

Nashoba Tech's student enrollment has steadily in- 
creased and all indications point to a continued increase 
as more and more students choose vocational training. 
Over the past ten years, the record of employment for our 
graduates has averaged over 95%. 

Each year qualified seniors may elect to take advantage 
of our Co-op Training Program which allows senior 
students to work in industry during their shop weeks and 
receive valuable training in their chosen fields as well as a 
salary. 62% of the students in the 1982 graduating class 
took advantage of this program. 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School is accredited 
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 
Inc. and provides its students with on-the-job training, 
saleable skills, co-op program, high school diploma, 
trade certificates and an opportunity for further educa- 
tion and job placement. 

The following programs are offered at Nashoba Tech: 

Technical Programs 

Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Electronics 

Auto Body Horticulture/ Landscaping 

Automotive Machine 

Baking Medical Occupations 



Carpentry 
Culinary Arts 
Data Processing 
Drafting 
Electrical 



Metal Fabrication 

Painting and Decorating 

Plumbing and Heating 

Printing 

Welding 



Academic Programs 

English Geometry 

Social Studies Trigonometry 

U.S. History Advanced Mathematics 

Consumer Education Biology 

General Mathematics Physics 

Algebra Chemistry 

In addition to the technical and academic programs, a 
full Interscholastic Athletic Program is offered to the 
students. 



Enrollment as of October 1, 1982 



Chelmsford 

Groton 

Littleton 

Pepperell 

Shirley 

Townsend 

Westford 

Total 



242 
70 
85 
99 
74 
67 

207 



844 



NORTHERN MIDDLESEX 
AREA COMMISSION 

The Northern Middlesex Area Commission serves the 
nine communities in the Northern Middlesex Area 
(Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Pep- 
perell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford) as their 
comprehensive regional planning agency. The NMAC 
Commissioners, numbering three from each community 
(one member of the Planning Board, one Selectman/City 
Councillor, and one alternate) provide local representa- 
tion and policy guidance to the Commission's staff of pro- 
fessional planners and technicians. 

In light of recent changes in Federal and State policies, 
and their budgetary implications, governmental agencies 
at all levels have found themselves adjusting to smaller 
budgets and re-evaluated objectives while program 
demands often continue to grow. It is with this double 
squeeze that the Commission believes it can play a signifi- 
cant role. By providing the type of information upon 
which the best informed policy decisions can be made, 
the Commission will make contributions toward the effi- 
cient use of limited resources. 

NMAC's programs in 1982 collectively addressed the 
Commission's overall policy of directing new development 
to areas capable of supporting growth. Toward this goal 
and within the context of its overall regional comprehen- 
sive planning mandate, the Commission engaged in a 
varied program of planning activities, including: 



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Transportation Planning 

Transportation planning comprises the bulk of the 
Commission's budget. It involves planning for roadways, 
transit and related facilities. Transportation planning is 
undertaken cooperatively with the Massachusetts Ex- 
ecutive Office of Transportation and Construction 
(EOTC), the Massachusetts Department of Public Works 
(MDPW), the Lowell Regional Transit Authority 
(LRTA), and NMAC. Together these agencies comprise 
the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and, as 
such, assure compliance with Federal funding re- 
quirements. 

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), re- 
quired each year by the U.S. Department of Transporta- 
tion, was completed. The TIP lists transportation pro- 
grams and projects for which communities seek Federal 
funding. It was forwarded to State and Federal officials 
for inclusion in overall Statewide priorities. 

The Commission has continued to promote transporta- 
tion efficiency in the region. This has included provision 
of continued planning assistance to the LRTA where 
special attention was focused on the Paige Street Transit 
Mall and the new Gallagher Transportation Terminal. 
Investigation is continuing with employers along the Mid- 
dlesex Turnpike regarding a commuter bus route to 
employment centers. Assistance was provided to State of- 
ficials and consultants and public participation was coor- 
dinated in regard to the Merrimack River crossing and 
the temporary and permanent bridges. An Environmen- 
tal Report is anticipated soon. 

The Commission assisted the Lowell City Council in its 
examination of parking issues in the Pawtucket- 
ville/University of Lowell neighborhood and a variety of 
multi-faceted alternative solutions were proposed. Park- 
ing, vehicle and pedestrian movement problems in down- 
town Lowell were also reviewed with low cost solutions as 
a goal. 

Environmental Quality 

A Combined Sewer Overflow Study is presently being 
prepared for the City of Lowell. Assistance is being pro- 
vided by the Commission in conducting and coordinating 
public participation requirements. The Northern Mid- 
dlesex Area's 208 Wastewater Facilities Plan was approv- 
ed by the member towns and is awaiting State certifica- 
tion. 

NMAC assisted Billerica in the development of a Town 
Preservation Plan, primarily concentrating on the Mill 
Village of North Billerica. 

Pepperell's Conservation Commission was assisted by 
NMAC in the drafting of their five year Recreation Plan, 
necessary to continue eligibility for State and Federal 
recreation funds. 

To further improve air quality, the Commission com- 
pleted a plan to reduce mobile source emissions in the 
region in its Transportation Element of the State Im- 
provement Program (TESIP). The TESIP was forwarded 
to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental 



Quality Engineering to be appended to the 1982 State 
Implementation Plan. 

Energy 

NMAC's involvement with energy this year included 
preparation of a study for the Federal Highway Adminis- 
tration which analyzed methods employed by nine mid- 
sized Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) 
across the country of incorporating energy impacts into 
their planning process. A Transportation Energy Con- 
tingency Plan was developed examining alternatives 
which would help maintain basic mobility with reduced 
energy resources in the event of short-term emergencies. 
NMAC also consulted with the Massachusetts Office of 
Energy Resources in the preparation of a Solar Access 
Handbook soon to be published. 

Economic Development 

Together with the Northern Middlesex Chamber of 
Commerce and Industry, NMAC is actively promoting 
the region for location of a Microelectronic Center. Own- 
ed by the State but operated by area universities and 
businesses, the Center would act as a research, develop- 
ment and training center for advanced students involved 
in semiconductor design. The Center is also expected to 
act as a magnet to attract more high technology industry 
to the region. 

A plan was prepared by the Commission enabling the 
State to designate Railroad Square in Pepperell as a 
Commercial Area Revitalization District (CARD). This 
would allow use of tax free industrial revenue bonds for 
commercial development. The Navy Yard area of Dracut 
was designated in 1980. 

Twelve applications from the Massachusetts Industrial 
Finance Agency (MIFA) were reviewed and approved by 
NMAC involving almost $15,000,000 in industrial bonds. 

Comprehensive Planning 

The Comprehensive Transportation Plan Update 
(CTP Update) was completed this year. The CTP Update 
is an overall long range plan for the region, which iden- 
tifies roadway and transit needs and details recommend- 
ed improvements. This document updates the last Com- 
prehensive Transportation Plan, prepared in 1977. 

NMAC made use of some of the final U.S. Department 
of Housing and Urban Development's 701 Comprehen- 
sive Planning Program funds in undertaking two pro- 
jects: (1) the preparation of a development assistance kit 
to aid communities in the disposal of surplus municipal 
property; and (2) the identification and coordination of 
potential inter-community joint efforts with an initial 
focus on assisting the member towns to enter into 
cooperative purchase and use arrangements for supplies, 
equipment, personnel and other applicable items. 

NMAC assisted in the development of comprehensive 
plans for two towns: Phase I of a Master Plan for Tyngs- 
borough is nearing completion; and a corridor planning 
study focusing on Route 38 and Tewksbury Center will 
be completed shortly. 



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As the officially designated A-95 Clearinghouse, the 
Commission reviewed projects totalling nearly $35 
million to ensure their compatibility with regional plans 
and goals. 

Technical Assistance 

Technical assistance relating regional planning to the 
local needs of member communities, local boards and 
committees, public officials and private citizens is a ma- 
jor objective of the Commission. This past year assistance 
was provided in the areas of groundwater protection, 
hazardous waste, zoning and subdivision regulations and 
numerous State and Federal grant in aid programs. As an 
affiliate Data Center of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 
assistance has been provided over the year dealing with a 
wide variety of issues such as population, housing and 
economic statistics. 

Budget 

During the Fiscal Year 1982, the Commission expend- 
ed $289,995. of which $60,000. was paid by assessment of 
the nine (9) member communities on a per capita basis. 

The Commission invites full participation in its plann- 
ing process to all citizens of the nine communities in our 
region. The Commission meets monthly (usually on the 
third Wednesday evening). Additional details on all 
aspects of the Commission are available on request to the 
Commission at 144 Merrimack Street, Lowell, Massachu- 
setts 01852, telephone 454-8021. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Dennis J. Ready, Selectman 

Eugene E. Gilet, Planning Board 

Norman E. Thidemann, Alternate 

Bernard Lynch, Alternate, 

also served in 1982 



PERSONNEL BOARD 

The Personnel Board is composed of three members, 
two of whom are appointed by the Town Moderator. The 
third member of the Board is elected by non-union town 
employees. Current members are Mr. Alan Murphy, 
Chairman, Mr. J. Rene Scutt and Ms. Linda Robinson. 
The clerk to the Board is Ms. Bernice O'Neil. Mr. Mur- 
phy has served as chairman since July 1980. Regular 
meetings of the Board are held on the first Monday night 
of each month at the Town Offices. 

The purpose of the Board is to formulate and imple- 
ment policy regarding personnel administrative prac- 
tices, wages, benefits, performance evaluations, job 
descriptions and organization changes. In addition, the 
Board maintains personnel records and approves starting 
salaries and salary increases. 

During 1982, the Board recommended and the town 
meeting approved administrative procedures that made 
the application of personnel practices more efficient. By- 
law changes included election procedures, overtime com- 
pensation, sick leave, the work week and Board member- 
ship. 

Several salary surveys were conducted. The results of 
the surveys indicated a need to change the salary grade of 
certain positions. Other salary grades needed to be 
changed to either increase the difference in pay between 
positions in the same department or to align similar posi- 
tions in different departments. The Board worked closely 
with the Finance Committee and town department heads 
to implement these salary changes without causing an in- 
crease in the town budget. A key factor in this success was 
a reorganization of positions with the town library system. 

During 1983, the Board will work closely with all town 
departments to implement personnel practices in a way 
that is fair and equitable to town employees. The Board 
will also review existing personnel policies and procedures 
so that the town can continue to attract and maintain 
highly skilled and motivated employees. 




PERSONNEL BOARD 



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RECREATION COMMISSION 



SIGN ADVISORY COMMITTEE 



The Recreation Commission is composed of a max- 
imum of nine members appointed by the Board of Select- 
men. It is charged with the responsibility of developing, 
administering and supporting programs and facilities 
designed to fill the recreation needs of the residents of 
Chelmsford. 

The major portion of the Commission's activities is, 
and always has been, connected with organized youth ac- 
tivities. A corps of dedicated volunteers runs these pro- 
grams, most of which provide athletic activities for youths 
from six to eighteen years of age. The Commission pro- 
vides very limited funding for these activities; its main 
contribution to their success is as a liaison between the 
organizations and other Town authorities, including the 
School Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the Parks 
Department and the Varney Commission. 

Indeed, the success of these youth activities would not 
be possible without the continued cooperation of these 
community authorities. Their gracious cooperation with 
the Commission and the organizations it supports is 
gratefully appreciated. 

The Commission also runs a highly successful summer 
program. A playground program for children, a swim 
and swimming lessons program at Crystal Lake, tennis 
lessons, a six-week series of free programs for children on 
Wednesday mornings, and a series of Concerts on the 
Common by the Chelmsford Community Band were sup- 
ported by the Commission in 1982. 

The Commission is now in the process of re-evaluating 
its role in the community. It is looking into possibilities 
for adult recreational programs, and for a program to 
take the place of the Youth Center, lost to the community 
with the transformation of the McFarlin facility into town 
offices and housing for the elderly. The Commission 
welcomes input from Chelmsford residents on how it can 
better meet the community's recreational needs. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Bette Ressel, Chairman 

For the Recreation Commission: 

Jack Bilodeau, Vice Chairman 

Harry Ayotte 

Robert Charpentier 

Bruce MacDonald 

Paul Murphy 

Joan Murray 



The purpose of the Sign Advisory Committee is to work 
in conjunction with the Building Inspector and the Board 
of Appeals in attempting to control "visual pollution" due 
to improper or unauthorized signs and to review and 
comment on all sign applications, especially those involv- 
ing the Appeals Board. 

The committee reviewed 89 sign applications. Sign by- 
law changes were proposed and adopted by Town 
Meeting. 

John Harrington, Chairman 

Jean Rook 

Deborah Dion 

Mitchell Korbey 

Wells McDonald 



TOWN AIDE 

This department continued during 1982 to seek and 
encourage low income residents to take advantage of all 
available programs which might benefit them. Many pro- 
grams are sponsored by Community Teamwork, Inc. but 
much assistance has also been available through Mer- 
rimack Valley Legal Services, Elder Services of the Mer- 
rimack Valley. Inc.. local hospitals and mental health 
groups. The following statistical breakdown summarizes 
many of the recruitment and referral activities provided 
and includes the financial impact for 1982: 

HeadStart 6 enrolees S13.800. 

Vocational Advancement through Skill 

Training (11 students) 36,300. 

Retired Senior Volunteer Program 

7.477 hours 25.048. 

Foster Grandparent Program 

2,352 hours 5,306. 

Senior Companion Programs 

1.912 hours 3.950. 

Fuel Assistance 353 participants 182,507. 



Respectfully submitted. 

Kathleen M. Robinson 
Town Aide 



VARNEY PLAYGROUND COMMISSION 

Membership 

Bernard Battle Term expires 1983 

Harry Ayotte Term expires 1984 

Robert MacManimon Term expires 1985 

Varney Playground had another very successful year. 
The baseball field saw extensive use from teams at all age 
levels from Senior Little League to the Eastern Massachu- 
setts Stan Musial League and the newly formed American 
Legion Team. 

The beach, basketball and tennis courts were enjoyed 
by many citizens throughout the year. 



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The Commission wishes to thank the Recreation Com - 
mission for its outstanding efforts to provide both a swim- 
ming and recreational arts & crafts program at the park. 
Also we would like to thank Mr. Don Gray and his fine 
Parks Department crew for their valuable assistance. 

It is our hope that more Chelmsford citizens avail 
themselves of this fine facility. 



DEPARTMENT OF 
VETERANS' SERVICES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, and the 
residents of the Town of Chelmsford, I am submitting the 
Annual Report from this department, as Veterans' Agent 
and Investigator for the period 31 December 1981 thru 31 
December 1982. 

The effectiveness of Chapter 115 continues to prove 
itself as a praise-worthy effort in alleviating suffering, 
financial anxiety and a valuable sociological framework 
within which to operate. 

The Veterans' Service Department serves as a one-stop 
center for veterans and their dependents, in addition to 
our duties to aid, assist and advise as stated in Chapter 
115 of MGL. This office counsels, files claims, explores 
every avenue of resource and revenue. 

VETERANS' SERVICES/ 
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES 



Recipients aided (ordinary benefits) 

Medically aided 

Fuel assistance 

Investigations 

Services to others under the Code of Human 
Services 

Disability Compensation and Widow's Pension 
applications 

Screening and Assistance-Social Security 
Disability, Social Security Supplemental In- 
come for the Aged, Bind or Disabled 

Hospitalization-Out patient aid and assistance 

Veterans Administration and State Hospital 
Medical and Psychiatric admissions 

Counselling for V.A. pension, medicaid, 
medicare, champus, medical insurance, 
geriatrics and V.A. questionnaire filing 

Bonus application filing assistance 

School Application assistance-college, depen- 
dent children, Vocational schools and Voca- 
tion rehabilitation 

Application assistance-on-the-job training 

V.A. service and non-service connected 
disabilities, widow's pensions, school assist- 
ance for dependent children, Civil Service 
retirements, life insurance awards, Social 
Security retirements, disabilities and sup- 
plemental income 

Appointments (Power of Attorney) 



319 

78 

283 

702 

400 

110 



70 
280 

34 



320 
15 



220 
15 



As Veterans' Agent, I am a member of the Middlesex 
County Veteran Service Agents Association (serving as 
Vice-President), Merrimack Valley Health Care Social 
Workers Association and American Society of Notaries. 

Veteran Services wishes to thank the Board of Select- 
men, Town Officials, Veteran Organizations, Town Em- 
ployees and Civic Organizations for their kind assistance 
and Cooperation during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary K. McAuliffe LSW 
Veterans' Agent 



VETERANS' EMERGENCY FUND 
COMMITTEE 

The Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee received 
two applications for assistance during 1982. All informa- 
tion was reviewed very carefully prior to the committee's 
decision. 

One application was approved to assist a veteran who 
was confronted with serious health problems and bills for 
heat had accumulated due to his incapacitation. The se- 
cond application was not approved inasmuch as aid had 
been granted to him during a preceding year, and it was 
thought the veteran's financial problems might only be 
temporary, since future employment would be possible 
considering his previous training and work experience in 
his profession. 

When an application is approved, aid is granted in the 
form of a material grant, and no cash payments to the 
veteran are ever authorized. 

During 1982 the committee voted to increase the max- 
imum aid allowed to a veteran in a given year from 
$250,00 to $350.00 due to inflationary factors in the na- 
tion's economy. 

The fund was established during 1947 by Town 
Meeting vote and is administered by Veterans of World 
War II who are annually appointed by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Applications are first examined by the town's Veterans' 
Agent prior to presentation to the members of our com- 
mittee. A careful investigation is made and all facts and 
details are made available to the committee before a deci- 
sion is made. 

The emergency fund is comprised of two bank ac- 
counts; a regular passbook account which can be used in 
cases requiring immediate action, and a second account 
for investment purposes. The total value of the two funds 
are reflected in the Treasurer's Report, printed elsewhere 
in the Annual Town Report. 



225 
352 



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Our Variable Rate Certificate with the Commonwealth 
Federal Savings and Loan Association matured on Oct. 
31, 1982. This certificate had earned interest at the rate 
of 12%. The committee voted unanimously to close out 
this account with $2,614.67, and to also transfer $385.33 
from the Central Savings Bank, and open a new Term 
Deposit Certificate Account for $3,000.00 at the Lowell 
Five Cent Savings Bank at an interest rate of 10.2%, and 
where interest additions would compound, and be added 
to the principal. With declining interest, rates, it was not 
possible to write the new certificate at the older higher 
rate. 

Three new members were appointed to the committee 
during 1982. We were saddened by the death of one of 
our long-time members, Victor W. Fetro. Due to changes 
in legal residences of Dr. Kenneth A. Cooke and Gerard 
A. Vayo, they were not reappointed by the Selectmen. 
Mr. Fetro, Dr. Cooke and Mr. Vayo had all served very 
faithfully during the past years and their advice and 
assistance were most helpful. 

We list the names of committee members in the event 
future applicants may wish to submit requests for infor- 
mation, or applications for assistance. 



Precinct 1 : 

Robert E. Donaldson 
Precinct 2: 

Russell S. Butterfield 
Precinct 3: 

James J. Walker 
Precinct 4: 

John J. McNulty 
Precinct 5: 

George F. Waite 
Precinct 6: 

Alfred H. Coburn 



Precinct 7: 

Carl J. Lebedzinski 
Precinct 8: 

Herbert T. Knutson 
Precinct 9: 

Peter J. Saulis 
Precinct 10: 

Melvin P. dejager 
Precinct 1 1: 

Harold C. Giffin 
Precinct 12: 

Robert T. Clough 



The Committee wishes to extend its appreciation to 
other town officials who have assisted during the past 
year. 

Respectfully yours. 

Veteran's Emergency Fund Committee 
of the Town of Chelmsford 

Alfred H. Coburn, Chairman 



VETERANS' EMERGENCY FUND 

Treasurer's Report to the Board of Selectmen 

January 1st, 1982 through December 31, 1982 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 



.$8,718.73 



Balance on Hand as of January 1st, 1982 

Add Receipts: 

The Central Savings Bank. Lowell. 

Mass. Interest $345.96 

The Commonwealth Federal Savings 

and Loan Association. Lowell, Mass. 

Dividends 262.80 

The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank. 

Lowell. Mass. 

Interest: 37.99 

Total Interest and Dividends: 646.75 



Transfer of Funds 

From The Commonwealth Federal Sav- 
ings and Loan Association: 2,614.67 

From The Central Savings Bank: 385.33 

Total of Transfers to The Lowell Five Cent 

Savings Bank: 

Total Balance on Hand as of January 1. 1982 and 
Receipts: 



3,000.00 



Deduct Disbursements: 

For Veterans Assistance; one application approved. 
From the Central Savings Bank: 



.12.365.48 



.329.03 



12.036.45 



For Transfer of Funds: 

From The Commonwealth Federal Savings 

and Loan Association: 2,614.67 

From The Central Savings Bank: 385.33 

Total of Transfers to The Lowell Five 

Cent Savings Bank: 3.000.00 

Balance on Hand as of December 31st. 1982: 



$9,036.45 



ASSETS 

Central Savings Bank. Lowell. Mass. Acct. #128790 $5,998.46 

Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank. Lowell. Mass. 
Term Deposit Certificate. Acct. #440007431 3.037.99 

Total Assets 9,036.45 

LIABILITIES 

Total Liabilities: $ None 

Total Assets. Less Liabilities: $9,036.45 



Respectfully yours, 

Town of Chelmsford 
Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee 

Alfred H. Coburn, Treasurer 



INDEX 

Page 

Applications for Appointments to Town Committees 95 

Appointed Town Officials 69 

Board of Appeals 82 

Board of Assessors 50 

Board of Registrars 55 

Board of Selectmen 4 

Cable TV Commission 82 

Cemetery Commission 51 

Civil Defense Commission 83 

Conservation Commission 83 

Council on Aging 83 

Department of Veteran's Services 91 

Dog Officer 85 

Elected Town Officials 3 

Fire Department 76 

General Information 2 

Health Department 51 

Highway Department 78 

Historical Commission 85 

Historic District Commission 85 

Housing Authority 52 

Industrial Development Commission 86 

Insect Pest Control 86 

Inspector of Animals 81 

Inspector of Buildings 76 

Lowell Regional Transit Authority 86 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School 87 

Northern Middlesex Area Commission 87 

Park Department 53 

Personnel Board 89 

Planning Board 53 

Police Department 79 

Police — Auxiliary 81 

Public Libraries 54 

Recreation Commission 90 

School Committee 55 

Sewer Commission 68 

Sign Advisory Committee 90 

Town Accountant 71 

Town Aide 90 

Town Celebrations 82 

Town Clerk 5 

Warrant for Annual Town Election April 3, 1982 and Annual Town Meeting April 26, 1982 6 

Town Election Results 19 

Warrant for Special Town Meeting May 3, 1982 18 

Annual Town Meeting April 26, 1982 21 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 3, 1982 27 

Special Town Meeting May 3, 1982 28 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 10, 1982 31 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 17, 1982 33 

Warrant for State Primary Election September 14, 1982 38 

Results of State Primary Election Septembr 14, 1982 39 

Warrant for State Election November 2, 1982 42 

Results of State Election November 2, 1982 44 

Warrant for Special Town Meeting November 8, 1982 46 

Special Town Meeting November 8, 1982 47 

Town Directory Back Cover 

Treasurer/Tax Collector 69 

Tree Department 69 

Varney Playground and Edwards Beach Commission 90 

Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee 91 




BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

TOWN OFFICES 

50 BILLERICA ROAD 

CHELMSFORD, MASS. 01824-2777 

CITIZENS ACTIVITY RECORD 

"GOOD GOVERNMENT STARTS WITH YOU" 

If you are interested in serving on an appointed town committee, please 
fill our this form and mail to: Executive Secretary, Board of Selectmen, 
Town Offices, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. The filling out 
of this form in no way assures appointment. All committee vacancies will 
be filled by citizens deemed most qualified to serve in a particular capacity. 

NAME HOME PHONE BUSINESS PHONE 

ADDRESS AMOUNT OF TIME AVAILABLE 

INTEREST IN WHAT TOWN COMMITTEES 



PRESENT BUSINESS AFFILIATION AND WORK. 



BUSINESS EXPERIENCE. 



EDUCATION OR SPECIAL TRAINING. 



DATE APPOINTED TOW OFFICES HELD TERM EXPIRED 



REMARKS. 



TOWN DIRECTORY 



Accounting: 256-3621 
Assessors: 256-2031 
Board of Appeals Clerk: 256-7164 
Building Inspector: 256-8346 

(Yard Sales, Kennel Permits & Bldg. Permits) 
Cemetery Garage: 256-8671 
Community Teamwork: 459-0551 
Conservation Commission: 256-7164 
Council on Aging: 256-0013 

Dog Officer: 256-3549 (Police Station: 256-0754) 
Fire Department: 256-2543 
Gas Inspector: 256-8347 
Health Department: 256-2061 
Highway Department: 256-2161 

Garage: 251-4841 
High School. Richardson Rd.: 251-8792 
Housing Authority. Wilson St.: 256-7425 
Housing for the Elderly, Wilson St.: 256-7425 
Libraries: Adams-256-5521 ; McKay-251-3212 
Massachusetts Electric Co.: 459-1431 
Park Department Garage: 256-5073 
Planning Board Clerk: 256-6491 
Plumbing Inspector: 453-2746 
Police Department: 256-2521 
Post Office (Center): 256-2361 
Recreation Comm: 256-2441 
Registry of Deeds: 458-8474 
Registry of Motor Vehicles: 459-9397 
School Dept., 75 Graniteville Rd. 251-4981 
Selectmen: 256-2441 
Town Aide: 256-0013 
Town Clerk: 256-4104 
Treasurer/Tax Collector: 256-2122 
Veterans' Agent: 256-8713 
Water Department (Center): 256-2381 
Welcome Wagon: 256-0847 



Welfare: 454-8061. 33 Middle St. Lowell 

Wiring Inspector: 256-8347 

24-hr. Juror Hot Line (Toll Free) 800-792-5117 

POLL LOCATIONS FOR ELECTIONS: 

Precinct 1: Town Offices, 50 Billerica Rd. 

Precinct 2: North Congregational Church, Shaw Street 

Precinct 3: Parker School, Graniteville Rd. 

Precinct 4: East School. Carlisle St. 

Precinct 5: Byam School, Maple Rd. 

Precinct 6: Westlands School. Dalton Rd. 

Precinct 7: North Congregational Church, Shaw Street 

Precinct 8: Small Gymnasium, McCarthy 

Junior High School 
Precinct 9: South. Row School, Boston Rd. 
Precinct 10: South Row School, Boston Rd. 
Precinct 11: Westlands School, Dalton Rd. 
Precinct 12: Small Gymnasium, McCarthy 

Junior High School 
Senators Edward Kennedy & Paul Tsongas 
JFK Federal Building. Government Center, 
Boston. MA 02203 

Russell Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 
Senator Kennedy: 202-224-4543 
Senator Tsongas: 202-224-2742 

Rep. Bruce Freeman: Room 146, State House, Boston, 
MA 02133 727-2560 (Office) 
Home: 7 Kenwood St., Chelmsford. 256-2944 
Senator Carol Amick: Room 416A, State House, 
Boston, MA 02133 722-1571 (Office) 
Home: 18 Crescent Rd., Bedford, 275-2644 
Congressman James M. Shannon: 4590101 
352 Merrimack Street, Lowell 
226 Cannon Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 
202-225-3411 

Middlesex County Commissioners: 494-4100 
Superior Courthouse, E. Cambridge, MA 02141